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By Sarah Hurst
Mining News Editor 

Rubber hits the roads at Alaska's mines

State of Alaska is building roads for Rock Creek and Kensington projects, but Placer Dome will foot the bill at Donlin Creek


Last updated 12/25/2005 at Noon

Some of Alaska's mines are taking full advantage of Gov. Frank Murkowski's Roads to Resources program. But for others, building a private road may be more economical than letting the state take care of the infrastructure. With public roads, mines not only have to deal with the issue of public access, they must also pay additional taxes and comply with numerous regulations that restrict the size...

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