By Curt Freeman
Special to Mining News 

Upturn in mining continues across Alaska

Increased global demand for zinc and gold bodes well for operations at Red Dog, Fort Knox, Pogo and state's other producing mines


Last updated 9/3/2017 at Noon

The Alaska mining industry continued its increased pace of activities in August, even as the first hint of autumn starts to be felt across the state.

Metals prices were relatively stable with increasing demand for zinc and gold, the two metals that generate the most revenue from Alaska's operating mines.

Wood Mackenzie is forecasting a 3 percent increase in global refined zinc demand in 201...

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