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By Steve Sutherlin
Mining News Associate Editor 

World demand forges Alaska mining success

Simultaneous high prices for base metals and precious metals lift returns for Alaska miners, stimulate prospecting


October 31, 2004

Robust metal prices are the most positive factor affecting Alaska's mining industry over the past year, according to Steve Borell, executive director of the Alaska Miners Association.

"Metal prices are what drives the industry," Borell said.

He said it is a significant fact that prices for base metals such as lead, zinc, copper, nickel and molybdenum are high at the same time as those for gol...

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