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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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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
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
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...
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