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By Rose Ragsdale
For Mining News 

Greens Creek metals mine goes on block

Southeast Alaska operation played critical role in career of Rio Tinto CEO Tom Albanese, but distinction will not prevent sale


Last updated 12/30/2007 at Noon

Rio Tinto Plc, parent of the company that owns a majority of the Greens Creek Mine, said it would like to sell the Southeast Alaska investment.

The move, however, is not expected to affect the profitable zinc, lead and silver mine's operations on Admiralty Island, nor its 325 employees, according to Clayton Walker, the mine's general manager.

London-based Rio Tinto, which owns a 70.3 percent...

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