By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

BLM finalizing Red Devil clean-up plan

Proposes on-site containment of mercury mine materials North of 60 Mining News – March 13, 2020

 

Last updated 9/26/2020 at 12:28pm

Historic Red Devil mercury mine Kuskokwim region Southwest Alaska

Bureau of Land Management

The surface facilities at the Red Devil Mine in 1960. BLM is now finalizing plans to remediate this historic mercury mine that was abandoned in the 1970s.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management March 9 announced a proposed plan to finish cleaning up Red Devil, a historical mercury mine site along the Kuskokwim River in Southwest Alaska.

The mercury mineral cinnabar was discovered in the Red Devil Creek drainage in 1933 and over the next four decades roughly 36,000 flasks, or 1,224 metric tons, of mercury was recovered from 74,000 ton of ore with an...



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