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  • Mining Explorers 2015: Miners weather stormy markets

    Lara Lewis, Special to Mining News|Updated Nov 1, 2015

    In 2015, junior exploration companies working in Yukon continued to weather the storm of depressed metal prices and cautious markets. Despite the lack of market enthusiasm, exploration spending maintained historically high levels at C$100 million; although one project, the Selwyn-Chihong Selwyn lead-zinc project in eastern Yukon, accounted for 40 percent of the spending. More than 80 exploration programs were undertaken in the territory, ranging from small grassroots projects to multimillion-dollar programs on advanced...

  • Mining Explorers 2014: Government funding bolsters exploration

    Lara Lewis, Special to Mining Explorers|Updated Nov 2, 2014

    In 2014, many junior exploration companies work to preserve capital by undertaking modest exploration programs. The injection of funding into the Yukon Mineral Exploration Program continues to be a valuable source of seed money for prospectors and juniors. The Government of Yukon increased its 2014 program funding to C$1.4 million from C$1.17 million in 2013. Forty-eight placer and hardrock exploration projects received funding in 2014. The program also has increased its limits from C$35,000 to C$50,000 matching dollars per...