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By Sarah Hurst
Mining News Editor 

Burning ambition could ignite coal project

Nobody doubts that there is a vast coal resource in Southcentral Alaska, but the Beluga-Chuitna deposit has never been developed


Last updated 11/27/2005 at Noon

The stars may be in alignment at long last for a huge coal project that has been languishing for decades just 50 miles from Anchorage. Developer Bob Stiles has renewed confidence that a mine will be built to exploit the Beluga-Chuitna coal fields, as he said in a presentation to the Alaska Miners Association convention in Anchorage Nov. 4. (See related story on cover of Nov. 20 Petroleum News.)...

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