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By Sarah Hurst
For Mining News 

Bears ready to reclaim Eskay Creek mine

Explorers in British Columbia want to find another gold mine like Barrick's, which is scheduled to close within the next two years

 

Last updated 9/24/2006 at Noon



Barrick's Eskay Creek mine in British Columbia isn't a bad place to work underground. The miners are well paid and happy to be doing their jobs alone, without a boss looking over their shoulder all the time. They consider the search for gold an adventure. And compared with being above ground, where grizzly bears prowl around in summer and up to 60 feet of snow falls in winter, the mine's dark t...



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