New mineral claims staked near Yakutat

New Mineral claims worth billions of dollars in iron ore and other precious metals have recently been staked near Yakutat.  The claims cover nearly 50,000 acres of mostly federal but some state land. Some local residents are concerned about the effects mining would have on the area, including its proximity to the Setuk river and impacts on Yakutat’s fishing industry.

Bonnie Sue Hitchcock, KCAW – Sitka

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