Large scale metal mining in
Alaska is a young industry,
and all five of Alaska’s large
metals mines were permitted
since the passage of the
Protection Act and the
Clean Water Act.
And fortunately, technology is improving the way we mine these materials. For
the reader who may be using a smartphone
or tablet, it took more than forty mined
minerals, including copper, silver, gold,
and tin, to make that technology possible.
Everyday life benefits, such as recreation, are improved by mining. Whether
you’re harnessing the power of a sled dog
team to cross vast areas of Alaska or using
an iron dog to get from place to place, it
is mined materials that make all of those
activities possible. If you have a road bicycle, fat bike, or dirt bike, it came from
Large scale metal mining in Alaska is
a young industry, and all five of Alaska’s
large metals mines were permitted since
the passage of the National Environmental
Protection Act and the Clean Water Act.
In addition to Alaska’s metal mines, the
state is home to significant coal resources. Reliable electric generation powering
much of the Interior is thanks to coal
from a family-owned mine that has been
around for more than seventy-five years.
Alaska has several more projects in either the exploration or permitting phase.
Each of these is subject to a rigorous permitting process.
Resource Development Council for Alaska, Inc.
The mine Donlin Gold is planning
;ill follo; best practices and
use technologically advanced
processes, methods and
equipment. In many cases,
;e’re going ;ell beyond ;hat’s
required because minimizing risk
and elevating safety is good for
the environment – and good for
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and recovery rates.
At Orica, we’re focused on developing long term partnerships that reduce the total cost
of mining, improve productivity and secure your license to operate. We combine the
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solutions for your most demanding challenges. For instance, we can work towards
pre-agreed targets to reliably deliver a consistent fragmentation that meets your
expectations. When size matters, look to Orica as your partner in mining solutions.