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Mining sees another dismal year in 2015

Hit with declining commodity prices and shrinking budgets, industry places worldwide exploration sector on life support

As in the recent past, the state of the world's exploration industry was summarized in SNL Metal & Mining's annual "Corporate Exploration Strategies" publication, released at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention in Toronto earlier this month. Not surprisingly, it painted a grim picture of 2015, the worst year for exploration since 2009.

The statistics indicate that world...

 

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