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Mining Explorers 2015: Miners weather stormy markets

Global price slump depresses mineral output; new players enter territory

In 2015, junior exploration companies working in Yukon continued to weather the storm of depressed metal prices and cautious markets.

Despite the lack of market enthusiasm, exploration spending maintained historically high levels at C$100 million; although one project, the Selwyn-Chihong Selwyn lead-zinc project in eastern Yukon, accounted for 40 percent of the spending.

More than 80 exploration p...

 

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