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  1. Pebble Mine’s watersheds A 450 mile trek through the river systems downstream of the proposed mine site. A thunderstorm approaches as we look over the mine site

  2. Erin in the alders along the Kvichak River

  3. Pebble Mine site www.aktrekking.com

  4. The Pebble Mine proposal Largest open pit mine in North America – with additional large underground component. Hundreds of billions of dollars of gold and copper ore. Claim owned by Northern Dynasty Minerals – a Canadian company. Haven’t yet filed for permits. Land owned by the state of Alaska. At the headwaters of two of the world’s largest salmon rivers. Drill rig and hose at the Pebble site

  5. on the flanks of Groundhog Mtn Packrafting the Mulchatna River

  6. Twin Creeks Mine, Nevada - Earthworks

  7. Twin Creeks Mine, Nevada - Earthworks

  8. the Pebble claim site from a nearby mountain

  9. Pebble valley panorama

  10. Tom looking out over Frying Pan Lake

  11. Ridge above the Pebble Valley

  12. Beaver pond in the Pebble Valley

  13. Shore of Frying Pan Lake

  14. Caribou and reindeer moss near the Pebble Valley

  15. Northern Dynasty has spent over $100 million already on exploration and studies. The Pebble deposit is estimated to contain over 100 million ounces of gold and 90 billion pounds of copper, worth over $300 billion at today’s prices.

  16. Unlike oil and gas production, mining operates under antiquated laws that give less than 2% of mineral values back to state and local government. Exploration drill rig at the Pebble site

  17. Abandoned drill rig site in the Pebble Valley

  18. Workers at an exploration drill rig

  19. Hose dumping drilling slurry onto the tundra

  20. Proposed Pebble Mine Dams • 740 feet high • 4.3 miles long • Earth and rocks • Three Gorges Dam • 610 feet high • 1.24 miles long • Concrete Frying Pan Lake, in the potential tailings lake area

  21. South Fork Koktuli River

  22. Strong winds along the Koktuli River

  23. Moose along the Mulchatna River

  24. Porcupine in the brush

  25. Wolf tracks on a lake shore

  26. Frog on the tundra

  27. Ptarmigan in the tundra

  28. Spruce hen in the tundra

  29. Arctic tern on the Mulchatna River

  30. Nushagak River

  31. Gallery forests on the Nushagak River

  32. Tundra above the Nushagak River

  33. Packrafts on the Nushagak River In 2006, Nushagak River salmon runs totaled 18 million fish

  34. Heavy Metals Cyanide Sulfuric Acid 46 million salmon Bristol Bay

  35. Skiffs line the shore at New Stuyahok

  36. King salmon strips drying in Ekwok Cleaning salmon in Igiugig

  37. Levelock International Airport

  38. 4-wheelers in New Stuyahok

  39. Nondalton village Newhalen village

  40. Nondalton village on Sixmile Lake

  41. Packrafts on Bristol Bay

  42. Fishing boats on Bristol Bay