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Company plans to resume exploration at Alaska mine site

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Canadian mining company plans to resume exploration efforts on southeast Alaska’s Prince of Wales Island as part of a project seeking copper, gold, silver and zinc. CoastAlaska reports Heatherdale Resources plans to resume work at the Niblack Project site this month following a reshuffling of debt and rising copper and gold prices. Work at the site was halted several years ago. The exploration company has a surface drilling application pending with the state Department of Natural Resources. The project has been promoted as a potential major employer if it advances. But critics have raised environmental concerns.

 


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