Current Proposed Mining Projects in Alaska National Forests

Total of Fifteen (15) Projects in Two (2) National Forests

January 2013


National Fores

Mining Project


Project Type


Hecla Greens Creek Mine Proposed Tailings Expansion


Analyze Greens Creek's proposal to expand the existing tailings facility

Hecla Greens Creek Mining Company 2013 Surface Exploration Drilling Plan of Operations


Hecla Greens Creek Mining Company plans to continue its surface exploration program in 2013 and proposes limited or minimal tree cutting in the Greens Creek IRA to provide safe helicopter landings and drill pads.

2012 Surface Explora-tion Plan of Operations, Bokan Mountain REE Project, Prince of Wales Islan


This project is the NEPA review of the 2012 Surface Exploration Plan of Operations for the Bokan Mountain Rare earth Element (REE) Project on Prince of Wales Island, AK.

State of Alaska DOT Mineral Material Disposal


Mineral material disposal of 100,000cy to the State of Alaska Dept. of Transportation to support a highway resurfacing project that will consist of expanding an existing rock pit approximately 2.5 acres.


Naukati Harbor Mineral Material Source


Sale of 4000 cubic yards of shot rock and 800 cubic yards of riprap in support of the Naukati Harbor project.


BJWM mining plan of operations


Seasonal operation near Bear Creek for exploration work using a small excavator, wash plant, and settling pond system and suction dredging in Bear Creek using a six inch suction dredge. Access will be by ATV on the existing Bear Creek road and trail.

Danny One Mining Plan of Operation


One year mining plan of operation for exploration of gold seasonally from May to October utilizing a four inch suction dredge in an unnamed creek on the claim. Access will be by road vehicle on the existing mine road at Mile 50 of the Seward Hwy

Gem Mining Plan of Operations


Seasonal high-banking along Palmer Creek with a two inch high-banker and use of a seasonal RV camp, ATV for access, and occasional use of a small dozer for reclamation work

HHH mining plan of operations


Year round suction dredging in Palmer Creek with two (2) six inch suction dredges, high-banking on the bench above Palmer Creek, and use of two temporary tent camps. Access will be by snowmobile or ATV on existing trails.

Hope Stone mineral materials


Removing slate from an existing source near Mile 11.5 of the Hope Hwy using hand tools and mechanized equipment to load and move pallets of slate and for reclamation. Storage of slate on-site may be authorized through a special use permit.

Martin Creek Mining Plan of Operations


Seasonal (May - Nov) suction dredging in Martin Creek using (2) four inch and (1) two inch suction dredges. Access will be by ATV and on foot on the Lost Lake trail for approximately one to two trips per month.

McConnell Mining Plan of Operation


Five year mining plan of operation authorizing seasonal (June to October) exploration of old mine tailings using a 12 inch trommel, small bulldozer, excavator and water pump with access by road vehicle on existing mine roads.

Silvertip mining plan of operations


Seasonal test hole exploration and production work on up to one acre. Brush and overburden will be removed using a small dozer and gravels will be fed into a trommel using a small excavator. A temporary ATV bridge is also proposed to be constructed.

Stetson Creek Mining Plan of Operations


Suction dredging in Stetson Creek 3 to 4 times per summer season using a six inch suction dredge. ATV access on an existing trail that is closed to the general public.

Stuarts 2012 Mining Plan of Operations


Seasonal prospecting along Abernathy and Afanasa Creeks using a three inch suction dredge. ATV use for one round trip to haul equipment to the site and one round trip to retrieve equipment in the fall

Note One: These projects allow mining corporations to explore for valuable minerals. The exploration is always approved by the Forest Service. For these exploration projects the acreage of the mine is not given, nor the number of trees impacted.

Note Two: In these records, the Forest Service does not distinguish between a small, sustainable projects by hobbyists and massive destructive projects that demolish tens of thousands mature trees, leaving barren waste piles and pits a mile in diameter and over 1,000 feet deep.