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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Is another Pebble hidden in SW Alaska?

A Pebble-twin may be unlikely, but the world-class deposit could guide explorers to other large porphyry systems in the region

 

Last updated 2/27/2011 at Noon



Knowing that porphyry deposits like Pebble are seldom an isolated occurrence, explorers are wondering if another enormous copper-gold deposit of this type lies hidden under the glacial gravels that cover much of Southwest Alaska. That was a question tackled by Pebble Partnership Chief Geologist Jim Lang at the 2011 Minerals Exploration Roundup in Vancouver, B.C.

The geologist told the crowd th...



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