Pricey mining delays
SNL investigates costs of notoriously long mine-permitting process in U.S.
Last updated 7/5/2015 at Noon
Permitting delays are becoming the bane of companies endeavoring to develop mines in the United States, a country that is otherwise considered a stable and richly endowed mining jurisdiction. SNL Metals & Mining has published a report that shows a notoriously lengthy process is resulting in U. S. mines losing up to half their value before receiving final approvals for development.