2013: A golden year for Alaska miners
Annual gold production set to top 1 million ounces, a landmark event that could usher in a new Golden Age for the Far North State
Last updated 1/27/2013 at Noon
Alaska miners are on the cusp of topping 1 million ounces of gold produced, an annual milestone that has not been achieved since Gold Rush pioneers recovered copious amounts of alluvial aurum at the turn of the 20th Century.
"When you think about what a million ounces of production means, it is all the more amazing that it was first accomplished by placer miners and a few lode miners, a few sh...