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Vol. 11, No. 13 Week of March 26, 2006
Providing coverage of Alaska and Northwest Canada's mineral industry


MINING NEWS: Railroads could unlock Alaska minerals

Lack of infrastructure in Alaska makes it difficult to access remote areas; two proposed railroads could change the scenery

Sarah Hurst

For Mining News

Two Alaskans prominent in the mining industry have spent years nurturing dreams of railroads. Both presented their visions at the Arctic International Mining Symposium in Fairbanks the week of March 13. Professor Paul Metz, a geologist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, wants to see a rail link....

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Several possible Canadian links

Skagway would be safe from quakes

Borell looking at route from Nome

Coal mines would be needed


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