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By J. P. Tangen
For Mining News 

He who forgets his past must re-drill it

Columnist urges resource industries, public to support the preservation of valuable data collected from decades of Alaska exploration


Last updated 6/29/2008 at Noon

It is said that those who forget their history must relive it. It appears that geologists working together with the State of Alaska have found a unique way to make that adage come true.

Imagine spending hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars building an active database and then stashing it in an unsecured facility where access, at best, is difficult and retrieval of the data for rev...

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