Spending on Alaska mineral exploration for mining increases
Thursday, November 7th, 2019
Nearly $150 million was spent on mineral exploration for primarily large mine opportunities in Alaska last year.
The Alaska Journal of Commerce reported recently that the figure is up from just more than $50 million in spending three and four years ago.
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources says mineral exploration spending reached a peak of $350 million per year in the late 2000s.
Freeman says Alaska’s six metal mines are all large operations and the state does not have a mid-sized mine.