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By Rose Ragsdale
For Mining News 

2014 ushers in field season of contrasts

Mining companies use resources strategically to advance projects; promising projects attract interest of majors, savvy investors

 

Last updated 8/31/2014 at Noon



WHITEHORSE, Yukon Territory - Quieter streets, emptier skies, shorter business hours and closed shops here are sure signs of tough times in the mining industry. Hours away by helicopter, one can find bare-bones exploration camps and skeleton staffs sprinkled like the occasional grain of visible gold across remote mountain vistas, which also reflect the return to the frugal times of the past.

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