July 2001
Volume 53    Issue 7

International update: the globalization of mining

Mining Engineering , 2001, Vol. 53, No. 7, pp. 0-9
Doan, David B.; Menzie, David W.

For many years, mining companies focused their major exploration programs on areas perceived as low investment risk, such as the United States, Canada and Australia. Since the early 1980s, though, there has been a geographic broadening of the focus for mineral exploration. Companies began to undertake major exploration programs in parts of Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa.

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