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By Sarah Hurst
Mining News Editor 

Alaska legislators say mining matters

Old hands and rookies in Juneau see economic value of the industry for the state, appreciate colorful history


Last updated 3/27/2005 at Noon

Many Alaska state legislators have a personal connection with mining, and perhaps none more so than Richard Foster, Nome's Democratic representative. Foster, 58, grew up on his father's mine, 100 miles north of Nome. Today he is glad to see Vancouver-based NovaGold developing its Rock Creek project in his district, but he also regrets the disappearance of "mom and pop" mining operations like th...

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