Mining Explorers 2016: Mineral exploration comes to life
New players join investigation of compelling geology across Last Frontier
Last updated 2/3/2018 at 6:57pm
Mineral exploration spending in Alaska hit an apex of US$365 million in 2011, but as venture capital for mining explorers dried these expenditures plummeted 78 percent to US$80 million in 2015.
However, rising gold prices and a loosening of venture capital in 2016 seems to have marked an end to a painfully long bear market for mining explorers in Alaska.
“After taking head shots for the past...