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Mining below the ocean at Polaris, NWT

David Fearn

Mining below the ocean at Polaris, NWT

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Published by Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ont .
Written in English


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Statementprepared by David Fearn.
The Physical Object
Pagination55 l. :
Number of Pages55
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22151210M


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Mining below the ocean at Polaris, NWT by David Fearn Download PDF EPUB FB2

Mining and milling at Polaris produce galena and sphalerite concentrates for sale to European smelters. Daily production of ore from the mine averages about tonnes per day totaling 1, tonnes a year. Ore reserves at Polaris are million tonnes grading % Pb and % Zn.

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