May 2016
Volume 68    Issue 5

2015 Review: Exploration review

Mining Engineering , 2016, Vol. 68, No. 5, pp. 30-30
Wilburn, D.R.; Karl, N.A.


This summary of international mineral exploration activities for the year 2015 draws upon information from industry sources, published literature, SNL Metals & Mining (SNL) (Charlottesville, VA) database and specialists in the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Minerals Information Center. 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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