FAIRBANKS - A man who started his own mining company will be giving a workshop this weekend in Fairbanks on placer mining.
Jeff Keener says the 16-hour workshop on Saturday and Sunday will explore scientific and professional placer mining techniques in Alaska. Topics include the basic geology of placer deposits, staking a claim and exploring a mine.
Keener will also talk about methods of developing a mine, including plans, permits, economics and reclamation.
The workshop is free. However, preregistration is requested as the size of the class is limited to 16.
More information can be obtained by contacting Meg Burgett at pnasbuaa.alaska.edu or calling 907-746-9472.
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