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By Shane Lasley
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Mining Explorers 2013: Junior explorers scarce in Alaska

Mega-projects, producers account for majority of exploration during 2013


Last updated 11/3/2013 at Noon

The ongoing scarcity of venture capital available to junior companies coupled with a retreat in metals prices has landed a one-two blow that sent mineral exploration spending in Alaska plunging for the second straight year. A handful of big-budget projects scattered across Alaska, though, is softening the hit to exploration spending across the Far North State during 2013.

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