The mining newspaper for Alaska and Canada's North

Chandalar placer gold mine nears start

Goldrich Mining Co. Aug. 17 reported that placer gold operations at the Chandalar project in northern Alaska are expected to start this month.

Overburden removal at the project began in March and through June crews had stripped 780,000 yards.

Operations were expected to start earlier in the summer, but construction of ponds and completion of the wash plant has taken longer than projected.

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