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Capital markets take grim toll on miners

Metals prices start to climb as juniors strive to weather prolonged downturn; cash-rich producers to seek growth opportunities

The over-all mood at the recent Cordilleran Roundup mining convention in Vancouver, B.C. was more restrained than in previous years, but also more realistic due in large part to the prolonged downturn in risk capital mining markets. It seems the industry has transitioned from the denial stage accompanying the declines of 2013 to an acceptance and determination stage that always precedes a return t...


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