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By Rose Ragsdale
For Mining News 

B.C. mining prepares for rally in 2010

Though activity fell sharply in 2009, exploration spending in the province still outperformed all but five of the past 20 years


February 28, 2010

Mineral exploration activity in British Columbia fell 58 percent to $154 million in 2009 from C$367 million a year earlier, but one B.C. government official said the outcome still was the sixth-highest for exploration spending in the past 20 years and the province has reason for optimism.

"Despite a difficult economic climate in 2009, the mining industry is helping lead the provincial economic...

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