2012 could see continued growth for Alaska minerals sector

Posted on January 04, 2012 by Minerals Make Life

The commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources sees minerals development as a major opportunity for the state. In 2010, mineral exploration investment in Alaska exceeded $260 million—accounting for about one-third of all exploration in the country—and recently, Gov. Parnell laid out a strategy to increase mineral development in the state.

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