Alaska mining news summary: Several exploration projects in the works for the season; most funded by junior companies
Geologist Curt Freeman says optimism, caused by bump in gold prices, is creeping back into Alaska's mining industry; Alaska newcomer Rio Fortuna Exploration acquired the Nome region's Divide project and Full Auto prospect
Last updated 5/12/2002 at Noon
Is it my rose colored glasses or has the mining industry brightened considerably in the past month? The bump in the gold prices along with the slow but steady increase in the abysmal prices for other metals seems to have infused the mining industry with, dare I say it, optimism!
Quite frankly I'm not sure how to react since we have not seen an industry-wide "smile" since the heady days at the...