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Alaska mine output continues to rise

Mineral production value jumps 23% in 2021, expected to continue upward in 2022; Red Dog poised to be critical mine North of 60 Mining News – February 4, 2022

Alaska mines produced roughly $3.89 billion worth of nonfuel minerals last year, a 23% increase over the estimated $3.16 billion produced in the 49th State during 2020, according to Mineral Commodity Summaries 2022 published by the United States Geological Survey on Jan. 31.

The rise in Alaska mine production value is largely due to increased zinc and gold production, along with strong metals pric...


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