Company plans to resume exploration at Niblack mine site

    Juneau, Alaska (AP) - A Canadian mining company plans to resume exploration efforts on southeast Alaska’s Prince of Wales Island as part of a project seeking copper, gold, silver, and zinc.

    CoastAlaska reports Heatherdale Resources plans to resume work at the Niblack Project site this month following a reshuffling of debt and rising copper and gold prices.

    Work at the site was halted several years ago.

    The exploration company has a surface drilling application pending with the state Department of Natural Resources.

    The project has been promoted as a potential major employer if it advances.

    But critics have raised environmental concerns.

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