New Restrictions will Have Serious Impacts on Exploration
By RV Bailey
As an exploration geologist I have carried out exploration successfully on several different Alaska gold projects: Rock Creek lode gold (Nome), Valdez Creek placer gold, Cook Inlet placer gold. Environmental restrictions were getting so severe that starting a new project was not something to look forward to. If these new restrictions are imposed it will make matters worse and have a serious impact on exploration which, of course, precedes mining.