Monthly Archives: June 2017

Salt Chuck Mine: Bornite to Palladium

Today, the Salt Chuck mine’s rusting ore processing equipment remains mostly in place while the three story mill was (Image 1) removed as part of the CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response and Liability Act) site cleanup in 2011. The Salt Chuck[1] was initially a copper mine but became Alaska’s major producer of palladium[2] after the metal was discovered in the low

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