The Pebble project: the future of US mining and metals

International MiningThis headline is the latest message from Ronald W. Thiessen, President and CEO of Northern Dynasty Minerals. He notes that “even in the midst of the worst global recession since the 1930s, demand for metals hasn’t slowed all that much. Take copper. Worldwide demand for the red metal has grown by an average of 4% annually since the beginning of the 20th century - from just 500,000 t in 1900 to ~18 Mt today. (more…)

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