07/25/13 - 7:04pm
Developers of a potential large copper and gold mine at the Pebble prospect say they are focused on completing their plan for the project and applying for permits by the end of the year.
“It’s our top priority,” said Mike Heatwole, spokesman for the Pebble Limited Partnership, a joint-venture of Anglo American PLC and Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.
Pebble is one of the world’s largest undeveloped copper and gold deposits. Molyebdenum is also present. The mine plan, once it is known, may involve a combination of surface, or open-pit, and underground mining.