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By Rose Ragsdale
For Mining News 

Yukon mines could boost Skagway economy

Municipality, state plan for upsurge in ore shipments from Canadian projects; seek federal funding to help upgrade port services


Last updated 10/31/2010 at Noon

The resurgence of mining industry activity in Yukon Territory is bringing with it the prospect of more commercial activity in Southeast Alaska, specifically in the coastal community of Skagway.

Though tiny in size with only 850 year-round residents, Skagway is home to one of Alaska's most strategically located ice-free, deepwater ports. The Skagway Ore Terminal at the port stores 65,000 tons a...

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