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Industry signals reversal in down-cycle

Trends, producers indicate renewal of interest in mining projects in Alaska, elsewhere as miners prepare for 2017 field season

As the Alaska mining industry prepares for and kicks off exploration, development and production activities for 2017, the question on everyone’s lips at the recent Cordilleran Roundup mining convention in Vancouver, B. C., was the same: “Have we seen the bottom of this down cycle?”

While signs of life were seen for short periods during the 2008 to 2015 period, the reality was an overall downward s...


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