Alaska Gov. Bill Walker speaks in front of a joint session of the Alaska Legislature during the annual State of the State Address, Jan. 21, 2015. Senate President Kevin Meyer and House Speaker Mike Chenault are seated behind him.
KNOM, Nome: Most placer mining operations in Alaska are small, but combined they bring in more than $100 million a year. That’s according to a new study from the Alaska Miners Association looking at the economic impact of placer mine operations across the state.