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Story last updated at 12:23 PM on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

State, UAF host strategic minerals conference



By The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE -- State officials and the University of Alaska Fairbanks will again host an Alaska Strategic and Critical Minerals Summit.

The event is scheduled for Friday in Fairbanks.

The Department of Natural Resources says the focus will be on the state's strategy for exploring, developing and processing strategic minerals and related activity by business and university officials.

Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan says a goal of the second summit is to stimulate private-sector investment, activity and responsible resource development.

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