With the settlement reached, precedent averted and clock set, the Pebble Partnership is wasting no time in achieving the next major milestones ? bringing a major mining company on board and submitting a mine plan for permitting. Since any global mining company that joins the Pebble Partnership would want to be involved in the mine design, bringing such a partner onboard tops this list of priorities.
The Pebble Partnership and Northern Dynasty CEOs see no lack of potential suitors.
?As a world-class mineral deposit, there remains significant interest in Pebble among major mining companies. This settlement removes a major stumbling block to attracting new investment in the Pebble project and in Alaska,? said Collier.
This world-class deposit hosts roughly 56.8 billion pounds copper, 70.4 million ounces gold, 3.4 billion lb molybdenum and 343.6 million oz silver in measured and indicated resource, an attractive asset in a world where new stores of copper and gold are getting harder to find.
?When it comes to undeveloped assets, Pebble is both the largest copper and largest gold resource in the world,? Thiessen explained. ?This is the kind of long life asset that most major mining companies covet,? he added.
Thiessen said Northern Dynasty is currently in advanced talks with a number of mining companies and the new Pebble partner may be a consortium of three or four of them.
When asked if he anticipates that a new Pebble partner will be in place and permits will be submitted by the end of 2017, without hesitation, Collier?s answer was an emphatic ?yes?.
Bis Herbst gehe ich mindestens von 3 ? hier aus "Thiessen said Northern Dynasty is currently in advanced talks with a number of mining companies and the new Pebble partner may be a consortium of three or four of them" Man ist in fortgeschritten Gesprächen mit Partnern
NDM muss sich ohne Trump lohnen. Mag sein das manche Dinge durch Trump für Minenwerte im Amerika besser werden. Ein langfristiger Investor der die Erschließung von Pebble finanziert wird sich sicher nicht auf einen sehr alten fast schon etwas wahnsinnig wirkenden Präsidenten verlassen wollen. Seine Gesetze können sehr schnell wieder weg sein ...