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Vol. 11, No. 22 Week of May 28, 2006
Providing coverage of Alaska and Northwest Canada's mineral industry


MINING NEWS: More miners opening claims to tourists

DNR has developed fact sheets for the practice of bringing in visitors for gold panning, metal detecting and suction dredging

Sarah Hurst

For Mining News

AS the price of gold hit a 26-year high of over $725 an ounce in mid-May, it wasn’t only hard rock miners who were celebrating. Placer miners in Alaska are raring to go this season, and so are all kinds of people who have never attempted mining before in their lives. Recreational mining is rapidly e....

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