May 2012
Volume 64    Issue 5

Annual Review 2011: Exploration

Mining Engineering , 2012, Vol. 64, No. 5, pp. 40-40
Wilburn, D.R.; Rapstine, T.D.; Lee, E.C.


This summary of international mineral exploration activities for the year 2011 draws upon available information from industry sources, published literature and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) specialists.  The summary provides data on exploration budgets by region and mineral commodity, identifies significant mineral discoveries and areas of mineral exploration, discusses government programs affecting the mineral exploration industry and presents analyses of exploration activities performed by the mineral industry.

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