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Alaska faces exploration spending low

Cash-starved companies invest bare minimums to retain mineral properties, already planning for better times, hopefully, in 2015

Although mineral exploration and development activities continue around the state, year-end total expenditures are beginning to gel, and we are getting an increasingly clear picture of just what sort of year it has been for the Alaska mining industry.

For the producing metal mines, gross and net revenue are down over last year, largely due to significant decreases in the spot prices for those meta...


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