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Vol. 13, No. 13 Week of March 30, 2008
Providing coverage of Alaska and Northwest Canada's mineral industry


MINING NEWS: Alaskan dreams of finding the mother lode

After more than 30 years of prospecting, Herschbach fears gold-seeking opportunities will peter out in face of anti-mining initiatives

Shane Lasley

Mining News

When Steve Herschbach began his personal quest to find the mother lode with a metal detector on Moore Creek in Alaska’s Iditarod Gold District in 1973, gold prices averaged about $70 an ounce. Nearly 35 years later, the 49-year-old miner may be nearing his goal at the very place he started looking. ....

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Herschbach acquires Moore Creek claims

New owners discover coarse placer

Tenacious prospector searches for eager explorer

Full Metal options Moore Creek


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