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NovaCopper taps third world-class deposit

With its sights set on adding to 3.6 billion pounds of copper at Arctic and Ruby Creek, explorer focuses drilling on South Reef

The 17,209-meter drill program carried out by NovaCopper Inc. in 2012 at the Upper Kobuk Mineral Project in the Ambler Mining District of Northwest Alaska is revealing a third copper deposit with sufficient size and grade to be deemed world-class.

When the spin-out of NovaGold Resources Inc.'s copper-rich Ambler project was completed in May, NovaCopper held Arctic, a single deposit with an NI 43-1...


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