Two lonely docks along the infinite coast of Alaska; two points of departure & arrival on the still sea; one a beach of black stone, the other a lattice work of metal atop piles driven into the soft muds; these are the links in a long route to the mine. The journey starts in a friendly bus rattling along a thin highway between the ocean and the mountains. The journey continues on the boat between the two lonely docks. Then into another bus and a precarious ride up and every up into the snow-covered landscape, the hills towering in pristine white and ready at any moment to disgorge snow in killing avalanche. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘Kensington mine’
Posted in feasibilty studies, Gold, Investing & Finance, North America, People, tagged chandalar mine, exploration, geologist, Greens Creek, Juneau, Kensington mine, mine on March 18, 2011 | 1 Comment »
Some people do cross-word puzzles. Some do jigsaw puzzles. And some become mining exploration geologists. I suspect the same mental acuity, the same ability to form three-dimensional pictures in your head, and the same love of turning a few clues into a comprehensive whole are required. (more…)
Posted in Investing & Finance, mining, North America, People, tagged Arctic VMS, coeur dalene, dennis wheler, Greens Creek, hecla, Kensington mine, palmer project, philip baker on March 18, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in blogs, decomissioning, health and safety, North America, Reclamation, tagged alaska mining association, edumine, Greens Creek, Juneau, Kensington mine, mine closure, spring meeting on February 5, 2011 | 1 Comment »
The Alaska Miners Association Southeast Spring Meeting is in Juneau from March 15 to 18, 2011. A preliminary agenda can be found at the link. Topics for sessions include: training, safety, and exploration. On the Saturday following the conference are field trips to Greens Creek or the Kensington Mine. I know Greens Creek well, so may be able to persuade myself to go to the Kensington Mine. (more…)
Posted in environmental, Gold, Investing & Finance, Law (Mining), Mining history, Tailings, tagged Alaska, greens creek mine, Juneau, Kensington mine, lake, Pebble Mine, Tailings on September 30, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Here are some links to reports on the hearings before the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday on whether tailings consititute “fill” or “discharge,” and whether the EPA or the Corps of Engineers has the power to issue a permit to place said tailings into a lake, killing the fish, and planning to reclaim the lake after 25 years.
- Associated Press: Gold mine wants court to OK dumping waste in lake
- USA Today: Our view on the environment: should a mining company be allowed to ruin a lake?
- The Canadian Press: Environmentalists warn US Supreme COurt not to follow Canada on mine tailngs.
- Juneau Empire: Supreme Court grill Couer on tailngs.