The Pebble deposit 30 years later

How a 28-year-old geologist made the biggest discovery of his career

It’s been 30 years since the first drilling began at the Pebble deposit in Bristol Bay. Pebble Watch interviewed Phil St. George, who is credited with discovering the significant copper, gold and molybdenum resource. Read about the find, St. George's personal anecdotes, and see photos from the era, along with a link to a more detailed history of the deposit discovery and exploration.

Ground truthing Pebble’s proposed transportation corridor

Blending science, wilderness travel and local insights

What's it like to hike Alaska's remote backcountry - in a place that may be the site of an industrial port and bustling double-lane road? Rachel James did just that, and she talked to Pebble Watch about her 4-day trek and the resources she believes are at stake. Read the article at

In a presentation at the Denver Gold Forum in late September, Northern Dynasty Minerals (NDM) CEO Ron Thiessen described progress the company has made toward developing the Pebble deposit since his presentation at the same event in 2017.
Pebble Watch is a program of the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Land Department.
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