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Mining Explorers 2015: Exploration mimics world trend

Province, metals-rich projects awaits next upswing in metals markets

Mineral and coal exploration spending in British Columbia has dropped nearly 30 percent a year since reaching a pinnacle of C$680 million in 2012, mirroring the downward trend seen during the same period in global exploration expenditures. Mineral-rich B. C., however, is preparing to take advantage of the next upswing in metals markets.

In June, British Columbia Energy and Mines Minister Bill Benn...


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