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

By Sarah Hurst
For Mining News 

Pogo bounds up steep learning curve

Teck-Pogo management confident challenges can be met as Alaska's newest mine heads for full production; more miners needed

 

Last updated 3/26/2006 at Noon



In the early days of exploration at a property near the small town of Delta Junction in Interior Alaska, a bunch of geologists who'd had a few too many beers began jumping up and down. They may have been jumping for joy, imagining a rich gold vein beneath their feet, or more likely they were jumping to keep warm, as this region is one of the coldest on the planet in winter. Someone nicknamed th...



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