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By Rose Ragsdale
Mining News 

B.C. mining takes big strides in 2007

Exploration, development spending climbs as government geologists identify four mineralized areas that promise new investment


Last updated 2/24/2008 at Noon

Mineral exploration activity in British Columbia climbed to an all-time high of nearly $416 million in 2007, up 57 percent from the previous record of $265 million in 2006.

B.C. officials reported 472 exploration stage projects across the province, with British Columbia steadily gaining a larger share of Canada's exploration activity.

Last year, 23 new mine development proposals were in the w...

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