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By Shane Lasley
Publisher North of 60 Mining News 

Mining Explorers 2012: Welcome to the 2012 Mining Explorers


Last updated 11/11/2012 at Noon

Exploration across Alaska and Northern Canada in 2012 was tempered by the turmoil and uncertainty in the global financial markets that left many junior exploration companies struggling to pull together the venture capital needed to mount drill programs on their mineral prospects.

Despite the dismal equity markets, many mining explorers had enough money in their coffers to continue to unlock the promise of their projects in Alaska, northern British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon; others found alternative means to fund their programs.

To keep our readers abreast of the challenges and triumphs of these companies developing the mineral potential of Alaska and Northern Canada, North of 60 Mining News Editor Rose Ragsdale and I keep a watchful eye on the issues, events and projects shaping the industry across this mineral-rich landscape.

From the informative News Nuggets in our weekly online newsletter to the in-depth analysis provided in our monthly edition, North of 60 Mining News provides you with the most complete coverage available of the issues and events important to mining in Alaska and Canada's Far North.

Drawing on this unparalleled coverage, we have compiled information on 69 companies that are seeking the rich stores of minerals this vast and underexplored northern region boasts.

Rose and I are proud to present the 2012 Mining Explorers, the fourth edition of the magazine that delivers the most in-depth and comprehensive coverage of the companies investing in the future of Alaska and Northern Canada.

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Thank you and I hope you enjoy Mining Explorers 2012.


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