Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Pebble Partnership

We took a trip out to Iliamna to the proposed site of the Pebble mine. The presentations were first class and it was great to get a behind-the-scenes look at what is really going on. We flew in a helicopter out to the drill rigs, and it was cool to see how everything works.

Pebble has a Zero Harm, Zero Repeats policy so we were clad in our bright orange safety vests, hard hats, and safety glasses. So far, so good!

The core tent boasted a great team of geologists who were only too happy to show us core samples. We even got a couple of pieces as souvenirs!

On the way home, I sat up front and "co-piloted" us back to Anchorage. The captain was kind enough to deviate from the flight path and do a flyby of Mount Redoubt and the ice fields. Simply spectacular!

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