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Mining Explorers 2012: Freegold gets a jump on exploration

Sub-zero temperatures fail to ice plan to merge zones at Golden Summit

With the mercury frozen at 40 degrees below zero, Freegold Ventures Ltd. lit a fire at Golden Summit, launching an aggressive 15,000-meter drill campaign at the Interior Alaska gold project in January.

Despite being located some 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Fairbanks, a place that vies for the coldest spot in the United States, Golden Summit has the distinct advantage of being connected to a...


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