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  • Puzzling rocks trump quarry

    By Alex, DeMarban
    (The Artice Sounder)

    A Northwest Alaska village with a rich archaeological history stopped a quarry project that would have brought much-needed jobs and money.

    The reason? Mysterious rock arrangements some call the remains of an ancient culture.

    NANA, a Native regional corporation, wanted to create the quarry on a hillside near Deering. The corporation owns the subsurface rights and wanted the rock partly for seawall projects around that village and Kivalina, said Abraham Snyder, director of lands.

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