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By Patricia Liles
Mining News Editor 

Permitting issues delay Nixon Fork startup

Additional water discharge permit needed at shuttered mine; Mystery Creek plans to produce gold by re-treating tailings


Last updated 7/11/2004 at Noon

Despite a permitting delay to restart mining in the underground, shuttered Nixon Fork gold-copper mine in central Alaska, developers hope to begin producing gold from existing mine tailings this fall.

Mystery Creek Resources Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of publicly traded, Toronto-based St. Andrew Goldfields Ltd., submitted to regulators this spring a new five-year plan of operations for Ni...

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