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March 29, 1990 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 2 miles south of downtown, on the western flank of snow-capped Mt. Roberts, looms the hulking, rusted frame of the abandoned A-J Mine. Its rich lode of gold gave birth 100 years ago to this small city in a setting of misty fiords, icy peaks and almost constant rain. Now Juneau is turning to the mine again. Facing a decline in oil revenues, city officials and Echo Bay Exploration Inc. of Canada plan to turn the A-J into the largest underground gold mine in the Western Hemisphere.
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March 29, 1990 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 2 miles south of downtown, on the western flank of snow-capped Mt. Roberts, looms the hulking, rusted frame of the abandoned A-J Mine. Its rich lode of gold gave birth 100 years ago to this small city in a setting of misty fiords, icy peaks and almost constant rain. Now Juneau is turning to the mine again. Facing a decline in oil revenues, city officials and Echo Bay Exploration Inc. of Canada plan to turn the A-J into the largest underground gold mine in the Western Hemisphere.
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