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Mining company collects soil samples on Chichagof Island


October 7, 2021

JUNEAU (AP) — A Canadian mining company has been looking for precious metals on Chichagof Island in Southeast Alaska.

Millrock Resources, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based company, several years ago applied to the U.S. Forest Service for drilling permits to renew exploration on claims that once comprised the historic Apex and El Nido gold mines.

However, the exploration never happened. CEO Gregory Beischer said the company wasn’t able to secure financing.

The mines produced precious metals in the early 20th century. “But it really has been dormant since the mining activity took plac...

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