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September 2014 Journal

The Economic Impacts of Placer Mining in Alaska I have known, well before I arrived at AMA, that the heart and soul of Alaska’s mining industry lies with the placer miners. These operations, with so few workers accomplishing such great things, have exceeded expectations in Alaska for over one hundred years, and today, make up

August 2014 Journal

Watching Mount Polley Executive Director Column by Deantha Crockett, AMA On August 4, a tailings dam at the Mount Polley mine in British Columbia, Canada, breached, spilling water and sediment into streams in the area. This is a very serious incident that requires an investigation, one that has been ordered by the British Columbia government.

July 2014 Journal

Alaska Women in Mining Coalition visits with Delegation By: Deantha Crockett, AMA Executive Director On August 5, a group of nearly 30 female miners met with Alaska’s Congressional Delegation in Fairbanks to discuss their roles in the industry and the various issues impacting mining operations. Based on an idea from the national Women’s Mining Coalition,

June 2014 Journal

Mining’s Workforce Challenge  Josie Hickel, AMA Workforce Development/HR Committee Chair With several new mines planning to start production in the next 10-15 years along with the steady operations of the state’s six operating mines, an important task for the mining industry is to be sure that there is a skilled workforce available for what could

May 2014 Journal

From the Editor’s Desk On a recent trip I was pleasantly surprised to open my Alaska Airlines magazine and find a full-page ad for the Red Dog Mine sponsored by NANA and Teck. This was gratifying for several reasons.   First. The ad points out that they have been “responsibly developing potential in Alaska for

AMA Journal April 2014

From the Editor’s Desk This issue highlights the Spring AMA Convention and Alaska Mining Day celebrated on May 9th at several AMA branch meetings. Our coverage is of the event held in Anchorage. Mining Day was actually on May 10th, a Saturday this year. On April 12, 2013, Governor Sean Parnell signed legislation establishing May