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By Rose Ragsdale
Mining News Contributing Writer 

Firestone leads in Alberta uranium hunt

Prospect shines brightly in southern region where geologist believes rare mineral may occur in commercial quantities

 

Last updated 12/25/2005 at Noon



A young prospector stopped by the Vancouver, British Columbia, offices of Firestone Ventures Inc. last winter, enthusiastically promoting a diamond property he had explored in Alberta.

But Lori Walton, Firestone's president and chief executive, looked past recent hoopla over evidence of kimberlites in Alberta. With rare insight, she snatched up something else in the young man's portfolio.

"I...



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