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Photo courtesy of the UAF Mining and Petroleum Training Service.
Student Erik Bach uses a jackleg drill in UAF's underground mine training camp near Delta Junction in November 2022. In the foreground is instructor Jim Smith. Instructor Sam Reves is in the background.

In a UAF-owned tunnel southeast of Delta Junction, hundreds of Alaskans have learned the skills needed to succeed in underground mine jobs — and many others. Find out more in the Spring 2023 Aurora.