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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Roads could unlock mineral potential

Alaska studies two proposals that could pave way for major deposits in remote West; private partners may repay public investment


Last updated 4/24/2011 at Noon

Alaska is considered one of the most mineralized provinces on Earth, but a vast amount of this wealth is locked up in a more than 350,000-square-mile, or 906,000-square-kilometer, area west of Alaska's contiguous road system. Surface transportation is considered key to unlocking the immense mineral potential of this area, which is roughly twice the land mass of California.

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