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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Exploration frenzy overruns assayers

Loads of mineral samples overwhelm bevy of new, expanded prep labs by mid-season; Ryan spurs Acme to build new facility in Dawson


Last updated 8/28/2011 at Noon

DAWSON CITY - "Assays are pending" seems to be the three most common words uttered by companies exploring the mineral-rich lands of Canada's Northwest. After a weeklong trek through Yukon Territory, it is easy to see why.

All across this hotbed of mineral exploration gold seekers are applying the "Shawn Ryan technique" of collecting close-spaced (typically 50-meter) grid soil samples to identi...

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