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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Explorers return to Alaska Peninsula

Full Metal is leading charge of modern explorers seeking sizable deposits of gold, copper in legendary SW Alaska mining district


Last updated 11/20/2011 at Noon

Stretching some 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) off Southwest Alaska into the Pacific Ocean, the Alaska Peninsula and trailing Aleutian Islands host among the oldest gold discoveries ever made in Alaska, yet it is the only island arc environment in the Pacific Ring of Fire without a major producing mine.

Though no mines are currently operating in this region rich with epithermal gold, and porph...

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