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Northern Dynasty says it has Trump administration's support, seeks new partner
By Natalie Obiko Pearson
Monday, January 23, 2017
Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. expects to resolve a dispute with the U.S. environmental regulator by April to enable it to move ahead with permitting one of the world's largest undeveloped copper and gold deposits.
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has "a desire to permit Pebble," the company's project in Alaska, Northern Dynasty Chief Executive Officer Ronald Thiessen said today in Vancouver. "We will come to a resolution within 100 days" with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, he said.
In 2014 the EPA moved to impose restrictions on Pebble, blocking it from applying for a permit, citing "potentially destructive impacts" to the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery. Trump’s pick to head the regulator, Scott Pruitt, is a self-described opponent of the EPA's "activist agenda" and has called for "regulatory rollback" at the agency.
Thiessen said today the company isn't expecting special treatment under the Trump administration but a return to a "normalized permitting" process. That process should take about four years and cost $150 million, he said. ...
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At 3 Aces Project, Golden Predator Finds 7.5 Meters of 33 Grams-Per-Tonne Gold
Thursday, January 19, 2017
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada -- Golden Predator Mining Corp. (TSX.V: GPY; OTCQX: NTGSF) is pleased to report assay results for the first 13 holes of a total of 54 holes completed in the winter 2016 drill program at the 3 Aces Project in southeastern Yukon Territory.
Drilling has demonstrated an extension of high-grade gold at the Ace of Spades zone, as well as the exciting discovery of a blind vein and the occurrence of significant assay values in stockwork zones.
Significant results reported at true width include:
-- Hole 3A16-RC-032 intersected 7.54 meters of 32.86 grams per tonne gold from a depth of 16.76 meters, including 0.54 meters of 252 grams per tonne gold; and a new blind vein at a depth of 71.63 meters returned 3.23 meters of 10.04 grams per tonne gold. (The hole ended in mineralization. ...
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