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Exploration under way for SE Alaska mine project


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) _ The developer of a proposed mine in southeast Alaska is moving ahead with exploration following a favorable court decision.

That decision, however, is being appealed by critics of the project, which is located near Haines.

Liz Cornejo, vice president for community and external affairs with Canada-based Constantine Metal Resources Ltd., told the Juneau Empire she believes mines, eagles and fish can co-exist.

The next phase of exploration involves tunneling into a mountain to get a better sense for how substantial the mineral deposit is. Developing the tunnel will take a...

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