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Mining Explorers 2013: Unique explorer, distinct deposit

CORE discovers high-grade gold-enriched skarn at Tetlin in eastern Alaska

Led by a petroleum engineer with a 25-year history in the oil and gas industry, Contango ORE Inc., known as Core, may be the most unconventional mineral exploration company working in Alaska.

Yet, while most of the company's more orthodox colleagues were unable to raise the venture capital needed to mount significant exploration campaigns during 2013, the Houston, Texas-based junior topped its cof...


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