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By Sarah Hurst
Mining News Editor 

Kamchatka platinum deposit matches Alaska's

Alaska Miners Association visits Russian Far East mine producing platinum from Ural-Alaska complex, resembling Goodnews Bay


Last updated 10/30/2005 at Noon

The indigenous Koryak people called this place Levtyrinyvayam, meaning "there is something in the creek." That something was a modest-looking grey metal, unusually heavy, but lacking the instant allure of the gold that could be found elsewhere in the region. Soviet geologists would later confirm that it was platinum, and the deposit became the first in the Russian Far East's Koryak region to be...

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