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By Curt Freeman
For North of 60 Mining News 

Freeman report: Alaska mining at pace not seen in more than five years

People, rigs and aircraft in short supply in state, with exploration and development projects under way from Nome to Ketchikan, and from the Brooks Range to Iliamna


Last updated 7/11/2004 at Noon

As anyone can tell you who has tried recently to locate geologists, drill rigs and helicopters, Alaska is not the place to search for any of these commodities.

Mineral exploration and development in Alaska is clipping along at a pace not seen in more than five years and in the process, these activities have sucked up just about all of the people, rigs and aircraft in the state.


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