Miners gear up for summer exploration
Two new companies report acquisitions in Alaska; venture capital drought will likely spur additional merger, acquisition activity
Last updated 5/27/2012 at Noon
Although spring took its good old time in arriving across much of Alaska, the mining industry's busy summer exploration and development season has arrived.
Five of Alaska's major mines reported strong first-quarter operating results, and two new companies acquired exploration properties in Alaska in the last month.
These new acquisitions are not expected to be the last, as the prolonged ven...