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Pebble

Key Facts:
MetalsCopper, Gold, Molybdenum
Size119,000 acres
Corporations Involved Pebble Limited Partnership, Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., Anglo American PLC
Exploration:
2010Exploration: Pebble spent $73 million on the project in 2010, which included engineering studies and environment/socioeconomic studies. Direct exploration included aerial surveys, seismic lines, surface pits, and drilling of an unknown number of holes.
2011The $91 million work plan for 2011 included the continuation of environmental/socioeconomic studies, engineering studies, and extensive drilling. (status unknown).
20122012 exploration consisted of 16 exploratory boreholes, and 61 geotechnical boreholes.
2013Ongoing exploration work with an emphasis on baseline studies to begin the permitting process.
2014Over $11 million spent on "evaluation" of the prospect but very little actual field work in this year.

Pebble Mine Prospect Exploration

Drill Rig at the Pebble Mine prospect.

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Date Created: 15th June 2015

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