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By Sarah Hurst
For Mining News 

Rail link would transport Yukon iron ore

Alaska-Canada rail link could benefit dozens of mining projects, but which comes first - resource development or infrastructure?


Last updated 7/29/2007 at Noon

Proponents of an Alaska-Canada rail link are thinking big. In a phase 1 feasibility study commissioned by the State of Alaska and the Yukon government and published in June, they estimate that the project would generate 3,000 direct jobs in Alaska's mining sector and 2,300 additional new jobs in other industries. At least 8.8 billion tons of mineral concentrates could be developed in the rail c...

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