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By Sarah Hurst
For Mining News 

Railroads could unlock Alaska minerals

Lack of infrastructure in Alaska makes it difficult to access remote areas; two proposed railroads could change the scenery


Last updated 3/26/2006 at Noon

Two Alaskans prominent in the mining industry have spent years nurturing dreams of railroads. Both presented their visions at the Arctic International Mining Symposium in Fairbanks the week of March 13. Professor Paul Metz, a geologist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, wants to see a rail link from Alaska to Canada. Steve Borell, executive director of the Alaska Miners Association, hopes t...

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