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Pebble Mine’s watersheds A 450 mile trek through the river systems downstream of the proposed mine site. A thunderstorm approaches as we look over the mine site. Erin in the alders along the Kvichak River. Pebble Mine site. www.aktrekking.com. The Pebble Mine proposal.

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Pebble Mine’s watersheds

A 450 mile trek through the river systems downstream of the proposed mine site.

A thunderstorm approaches as we look over the mine site



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Pebble Mine site

www.aktrekking.com


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The Pebble Mine proposal

Largest open pit mine in North America – with additional large underground component.

Hundreds of billions of dollars of gold and copper ore.

Claim owned by Northern Dynasty Minerals – a Canadian company.

Haven’t yet filed for permits.

Land owned by the state of Alaska.

At the headwaters of two of the world’s largest salmon rivers.

Drill rig and hose at the Pebble site


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on the flanks of Groundhog Mtn

Packrafting the Mulchatna River











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Northern Dynasty has spent over $100 million already on exploration and studies.

The Pebble deposit is estimated to contain over 100 million ounces of gold and 90 billion pounds of copper, worth over $300 billion at today’s prices.


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Unlike oil and gas production, mining operates under antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.

Exploration drill rig at the Pebble site


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Abandoned drill rig site in the Pebble Valley antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Workers at an exploration drill rig antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Hose dumping drilling slurry onto the tundra antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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  • Proposed Pebble Mine Dams antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.

  • 740 feet high

  • 4.3 miles long

  • Earth and rocks

  • Three Gorges Dam

  • 610 feet high

  • 1.24 miles long

  • Concrete

Frying Pan Lake, in the potential tailings lake area


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South Fork Koktuli River antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Strong winds along the Koktuli River antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Moose along the Mulchatna River antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Porcupine in the brush antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Wolf tracks on a lake shore antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Frog on the tundra antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Ptarmigan in the tundra antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Spruce hen in the tundra antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Arctic tern on the Mulchatna River antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Nushagak River antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Gallery forests on the Nushagak River antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Tundra above the Nushagak River antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Packrafts on the Nushagak River antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.

In 2006, Nushagak River salmon runs totaled 18 million fish


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Heavy Metals antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.

Cyanide

Sulfuric Acid

46 million salmon

Bristol Bay


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Skiffs line the shore at New Stuyahok antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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King salmon strips drying in Ekwok antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.

Cleaning salmon in Igiugig


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Levelock International Airport antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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4-wheelers in New Stuyahok antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Nondalton village antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.

Newhalen village


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Nondalton village on Sixmile Lake antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Packrafts on Bristol Bay antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Fishing boats on Bristol Bay antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Low tide on Bristol Bay antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Picking salmon nets on Bristol Bay antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Abandoned cabin on Bristol Bay antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Sunset on Bristol Bay antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Tom fishing on Bristol Bay antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Grizzly tracks on Bristol Bay antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Belugas at the mouth of the Kvichak River antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Tom stuck in the mud on Kvichak Bay antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Walking in tidal grasses along the lower Kvichak River antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Tidal slough on the Kvichak River antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Swans in the Kvichak River marshes antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Tundra lake near the Kvichak River antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Cottongrass near the Kvichak River antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Sandhill cranes in the cottongrass of the Kvichak antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Mosquitos in the Kvichak tundra antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Mosquitos inside our tarp antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Marsh grasses on the Kvichak River antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Glacial moraine near the Kvichak River antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Moose skull on a glacial moraine antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Hig wading a creek feeding the Kvichak River antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Hanging out in the Sportsman’s Lodge, on the Kvichak River antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Tom fishing in Lake Iliamna antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Tom with arctic grayling antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Feast of rainbow trout antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Lake Iliamna shore antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Lake Iliamna shore antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Upper Talarik Creek antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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Upper Talarik Creek antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government.


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We made a commitment to stay out of Upper Talarik Creek because it is sensitive fish habitat." -Ella Ede, Northern Dynasty, July 2005

Pit plan overlaps the creek headwaters

Northern Dynasty applied for water rights to remove all the water from Upper Talarik headwaters for mine operation. – July 2006


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“As Canadian citizens and residents certain of Northern Dynasty’s directors and officers may not subject themselves to U.S. legal proceedings, so that recovery on judgements issued by U.S. courts may be difficult or impossible.”

Descending to Upper Talarik Creek

  • Northern Dynasty’s claims:

  • We’ll stay out of Upper Talarik Creek

  • No Fish in Frying Pan Lake

  • No Cyanide


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Mining claim stake near Upper Talarik Creek Dynasty’s directors and officers may not subject themselves to U.S. legal proceedings, so that recovery on judgements issued by U.S. courts may be difficult or impossible.”


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The mine would require a 100 mile road and slurry line to a port on Cook Inlet.

It would probably get power from a line across Cook Inlet to the Kenai Peninsula, but the mine’s power use would be more than currently used by the whole Peninsula.

Road near Iliamna village


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Pond in the Pebble Valley port on Cook Inlet.


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  • Gold and other commodities are often touted as “safe” investments in troubled times.

  • These investments lead to an increase in mining, simply to store the metals in vaults.

Sunset over Frying Pan Lake



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Thunderstorm over Pebble Valley port on Cook Inlet.

  • Don’t buy gold jewelry

  • Don’t invest in metals

  • Buy Wild Alaskan salmon

  • Comment on the BLM’s draft plan for the region

  • Visit Bristol Bay

  • Tell people



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Sunset near the Kvichak River port on Cook Inlet.

My site:

Renewable Resources Coalition:

Northern Dynasty:

www.aktrekking.com

www.renewableresourcescoalition.org

www.northerndynastyminerals.com


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