Alaska mines and mineral prospects mapped

Alaska Dispatch has published an interactive map plotting Alaska's operating mines, active prospects and abandoned prospects.

Assembled by Ground-Truth Trekking, the map allows the user to click on one of the state's 75 mineral prospects, which brings up a box of key facts including metals, size and corporations involved.

The couple that founded Ground-Truth Trekking, a lifestyle blog centred around  foot and paddle treks, "said the map project was started to end the mystery for villagers who sometimes were left wondering why helicopters whoop-whooped overhead," Alaska Dispatch reports.

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