Question: Where in Alaska is mining taking place? Answer: Seward Peninsula - Red Dog Mine & Rock Creek Interior Alaska Fort Knox Pogo Mine Usibelli Mine Southeast Alaska - Greens Creek
Question: What are the major minerals mined in AK? Answer: Gold Copper Silver Coal Zinc Here are some other desirable minerals sought after in Alaska… Hidden Treasures in Alaska - BLM
Surface mining Open-pit mining Quarrying Strip mining Placer mining Mountaintop removal Sub-surface mining Drift mining Slope mining Shaft mining Hard rock mining Drift and Fill mining Borehole mining Long Hole Stope mining Sublevel Caving Block Caving Shrinkage Stope mining Room and pillar Longwall mining Retreat mining Different Mining Techniques
Economic Value of Mineral Exports Value of Alaska Mineral exports
Pebble Mine • Where is it? • What is the issue? • What groups favor the development of Pebble Mine? • What groups are not in favor of Pebble Mine? • What potentially are the benefits to developing Pebble Mine? • What are the potential environmental hazards that could result from developing Pebble mine? • What’s next?
Groups who support the development of Pebble Mine • Pebble Partnership • Nothern Dynasty
Groups who oppose the development of Pebble Mine • Renewable Resources Coalition • Stop Pebble Mine • Fly Fisherman Who are these groups and why do they oppose the development of Pebble Mine?
What are some of the environmental concerns that exist with the different types of mining? • Tailings Ponds • Air Pollution from dust caused from open pit mining. • Coal factories leads to smog and acid rain.