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Vol. 14, No. 35 Week of August 30, 2009
Providing coverage of Alaska and Northwest Canada's mineral industry


Mining News: Mongolia: A country of contrasts

AMA members participate in an unprecedented tour of mines in a land rich in the tradition of Genghis Khan but poor in mining law

John Wood

For Mining News

(Editor’s note: John Wood is the infrastructure manager for the Pebble Partnership. He joined 12 others in traveling to Mongolia in July as part of an Alaska Miners Association tour of the country and a number of its mining operations, including a large copper-gold mine often compared to the proposed Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum mine in southwestern Alaska.)

No, no….stop, stop, stop” muttered Ken Yockey from the front seat of the land cruiser as we zoomed past a lumbering fully loaded end dump truck on the inside shoulder of the narrow road; while trying to keep up with our companion land cruiser,which was zooming past the same truck on the outside! Vi....

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