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Outlook for Mining in Alaska. Global Markets Alaskan Issues Resource Potential. Global Consolidation & Change. Capital Markets Are Very Tight Junior Capital Market is Dismal Management Focused on Return on Capital 40% of Top Mining Companies Have Disappeared in the Past 5 Years.

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Outlook for mining in alaska

Outlook for Miningin Alaska


Outlook for mining in alaska

  • Global Markets

  • Alaskan Issues

  • Resource Potential


Global consolidation change

Global Consolidation & Change

  • Capital Markets Are Very Tight

  • Junior Capital Market is Dismal

  • Management Focused on Return on Capital

  • 40% of Top Mining Companies Have Disappeared in the Past 5 Years


Average annual copper prices cents per pound

Average Annual Copper Prices(Cents per Pound)


Annual average zinc prices cents per pound

Annual Average Zinc Prices(Cents per pound)


Average annual gold prices dollars per troy ounce

Average Annual Gold Prices(Dollars per troy ounce)


Western world zinc consumption

Western World Zinc Consumption

Thou Metric Tonnes

Trend Growth

1980-2000

2.5%/yr

Source: ILZSG, Teck Cominco


Zinc refining capacity

ZINC REFINING CAPACITY

33%

7%

13%

8%

11%

9%

2%

4%

2%

5%

6%

Total World Capacity 9,300,000mt

Source: Teck Cominco


Restraints to mining in alaska

Restraints to Mining in Alaska

  • Land Status Issues

  • Environmental Regulations that are “Urban Oriented”

  • Pre-feasibility Costs

  • Transportation & Utility Costs


Dealing with restraints

Dealing With Restraints

  • Native Lands

  • State Lands, Mining Laws & Taxation

  • Effective DEC Committed to Finding Solutions

  • AIDEA & Positive State Attitude


Alaskan mine producers

Alaskan Mine Producers

  • Healy (Usibelli) Coal

  • Green’s Creek Silver/Zinc/+

  • Red Dog Zinc/Lead

  • Fort Knox Gold


Known big deposits

Known Big Deposits

  • Beluga Coal

  • Red Dog District Zinc/Lead

  • Pogo Gold

  • Donlin Creek Gold

  • Pebble Copper

  • Ambler District Copper/+


Gold from gravels

Gold from Gravels

  • Placer industry has contracted enormously in past 20 years

  • Outlook is poor considering environmental and market conditions

  • Historical placer districts are good places to look for big, hard rock gold deposits


Do not forget gravel is mined too

Do Not Forget Gravelis Mined Too


Exploration

Exploration

  • Food for Future Industry

  • Greatly Reduced in 2002

  • Unlikely to Rebound Completely to Historical Levels


Long term

Long Term

  • New Big Discoveries

  • New Commodities: Platinum, Palladium, Gemstones, Tin, Others

  • New Technology Especially Related To Local Power Generation and Producing Metals from Concentrate


Conclusions

Conclusions

  • Excellent Producing Mines Insure Industry for 30 or More Years

  • Very Little New Activity in 2002

  • Long Term Metal Trends Are Not Favorable

  • Unlikely to Rebound Completely to Historical Levels


Thanks to

Paul Glavinovich (Anchorage)

Steve Borell (AMA)

Neil Seldon (Vancouver)

Charlotte MacCay (TeckCominco)

Andy Roebuck (TeckCominco)

Jason Brune (RDC)

& Others

Thanks To...


Annual average lead prices cents pound

Annual Average LEAD Prices(cents/pound)


Average annual silver prices per troy ounce

Average Annual Silver Prices($ Per Troy Ounce)


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