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Deafening silence arises from explorers

Lack of news from a junior mining sector typically eager to share spells trouble for 2013 exploration in Alaska, around the globe

Following a rising chorus of junior companies touting impressive exploration programs on mineral prospects across Alaska that reached its crescendo in 2011, a deafening silence is resonating across the Far North expanse in 2013. And in the junior mining sector, no news is bad news.

Mineral exploration expenditures in Alaska, which were a meager US$23.8 million in 2001, climbed to US$347 million by...


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