MINING AND ALASKA
Since civilization began people have used mining techniques to access minerals in the earth. Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, and Ancient Greece all engaged in mining. In the earliest days, mining was slow-going and dangerous.
Recently mining has developed into a more environmentally friendly, safer, and accurate method of locating and uncovering substances found in the earth that are needed to every day in life.
Click on the icons below to get a history of mining in Alaska and to get an overview of the minerals that are mined in Alaska and how they are used...some might surprise you!