North of 60 Mining News - The mining newspaper for Alaska and Canada's North

By Curt Freeman
For Mining News 

Silent summer spells good news in Alaska

Mining professionals eschew communications to bury their heads in the dirt as much as possible during state's short field season


Last updated 7/31/2011 at Noon

Every year about this time, I notice new ways to gauge just how busy the Alaska mining industry is.

This year, it is the silence.

Not the amazing silence of a mountaintop in the Alaska Range but the virtual and literal silence being practiced by the people who make up the industry.

In an age where communications options are abundant and the opportunity to be "connected" is a 24-7 reality,...

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