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Mining Explorers 2016: Mineral exploration comes to life

New players join investigation of compelling geology across Last Frontier

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 four...


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