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Monday, November 17, 2008

Apprehension, caution among Alaska miners at meeting

There was an air of apprehension among the 600-plus Alaska miners who gathered Nov. 5 in Anchorage for the Alaska Miners Association's annual convention.

The state's minerals industry is at a high plateau - production revenues and development and exploration spending surpassed $4 billion last year, a record - but there are new worries that the world financial crises will cause this to unravel by cutting funds for development and new exploration.

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