August 2004
Volume 56    Issue 8

Observations on the Prospectors and Developers Association conference

Mining Engineering , 2004, Vol. 56, No. 8, pp. 26-26
Geller, Bruce


The 2004 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference contained an air of optimism and excitement that has not been seen since 1997. Many segments of the mining industry are alive and well. This is largely a reflection of improved metal prices, themselves due to the strong euro and improvements in Asian economies. Those factors offset higher oil prices, a weaker U.S. dollar and concerns about the Middle East.

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