By Sarah Hurst
For Mining News 

Pebble East goes richer and deeper

Expanded resources suggest project could now be 'Prudhoe Bay of Alaska mining,' according to Dick Cattanach of Truth About Pebble


Last updated 2/25/2007 at Noon

A new resource estimate for Northern Dynasty's Pebble project in southwest Alaska makes it one of the world's most important copper-gold-molybdenum deposits, the company said Feb. 20. Inferred resources in the Pebble East deposit have increased nearly 90 percent, to 3.4 billion metric tons.

Pebble East is contiguous to and deeper than the 4.1 billion-ton near-surface Pebble West deposit, and i...

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