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By Rose Ragsdale
Mining News Contributing Writer 

Red Dog wants to replace diesel with gas

Teck Cominco resumes search for new power generation fuel source for the Red Dog lead/zinc mine in Northwest Alaska

 

Last updated 6/19/2005 at Noon



Other mining projects may be jumping on the bandwagon, but Teck Cominco still leads the race to find local gas reserves to feed the voracious appetite of a large-mine power plant in Alaska.

Seven years after discovering gas deposits in shale near the Red Dog lead/zinc mine, the owner of the huge Northwest Alaska mine is ready to drill a two-well exploration program in hopes of replacing costly...



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