Diamond Search Underway in Alaska and Minnesota
May 2005 by Associated PressTwo Canadian companies are financing a $1 million drilling operation in the Susitna Valley after a Palmer miner discovered purple and orange garnets in gravel he dredged near Shulin Lake.
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