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Exploration review

July 1, 2016

This summary of international mineral exploration activities for the year 2015 draws upon information from industry sources, published literature, the SNL Metals & Mining (SNL) (Charlottesville, VA) data base, 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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2016
Title Exploration review
Authors David R. Wilburn, Nick Karl
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Mining Engineering
Index ID 70217069
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Minerals Information Center