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By Rose Ragsdale
Mining News Contributing Writer 

Canadians dominate Alaska mining scene

Next-door neighbor's expertise combines with state's abundant minerals resources to create enduring marriage; is main investor


Last updated 10/30/2005 at Noon

It's widely understood that Canada is Alaska's third-largest market with exports of $242 million in 2004.

But our next-door neighbor is an even bigger source of goods and services imported to the state, $289 million last year.

That's right. Canada accounted for 2,600 direct jobs in Alaska in 2004, while direct and indirect employment generated by Canadian enterprises totaled 7,500 positions i...

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