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Pebble Partnership copper gold molybdenum mine project Alaska Northern Dynasty NAK NDM

By Steve Sutherlin
For Mining News 

Don't call Alaska's Pebble project isolated

Stephen Hodgson: Logistical challenges seem daunting, but deposit is relatively close to its Asian markets, only 85 miles from tidewater


Last updated 3/26/2006 at Noon

Stephen Hodgson, vice president of engineering for Northern Dynasty Mines Inc., says he often hears people who don't live in Alaska talk about the isolation of his company's Pebble mine prospect, but he doesn't consider Pebble to be isolated at all.

"Pebble is probably one of the least isolated major copper projects in the world," he said. "We're at low elevation, about 815 feet above sea leve...

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