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By Patricia Liles
Mining News Editor 

Exploration, placer mining activity up

Permits sought by exploration, placer mining operators increase by 43 compared to 2003, state geologist predicts 17% increase


Last updated 6/20/2004 at Noon

Placer mining and lode exploration activity in Alaska is picking up this year, according to applications filed with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources.

A total of 299 permit applications have been filed with the department's Division of Mining, Land and Water in 2004, an increase of 43 applications compared to the number filed in 2003, according to geologist Brent Martellaro, in the de...

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