Mining Works for Alaska
Mining has been a part of Alaska’s economy and culture for more than 125 years since the gold rushes brought thousands of prospectors to the far-flung, untamed wilds of Alaska. Today, mining directly and indirectly employs thousands of Alaskans across the state. Sophisticated American and international companies use the latest technologies to identify remote deposits of silver, gold, copper, zinc, and other metals necessary in our everyday lives. It takes years to develop a plan to extract those resources in the most environmentally sound manner.
Alaska remains a promising and exciting place for exploration and development. A growing global economy and demand for raw materials means that Alaska’s rich diversity of natural resources will continue to attract large-scale mining operations as well as small exploration companies.