Mining Explorers 2009: Gold shines through financial cloud
While base metal explorers struggled, gold seekers carried the torch in 2009
The plunge of base metal prices and turmoil in the financial markets caused explorers and producers alike to scale back exploration budgets for 2009. North of 60 Mining News estimates this year’s exploration spending in Alaska to be around US$125 million, down more than 60 percent from the US$328.6....
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Gold shines in 2009
Little appetite for base metals
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