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June 23, 2009 in Business
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Kevin Torpy, of Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp., studies rocks in the tunnel coming from the Comet Mine side of the Kensington Mine in Alaska in February 2007.

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In this Feb. 1, 2007, picture, snow covers Lower Slate Lake, right, in the Tongass National Forest, with Berners Bay in the background.