Global Mining Finance: Mining industry laments widening of discovery to production time gap

By James Sean Dickson
Published: Tuesday, 22 September 2015

The time taken to bring a deposit from the first sight of mineralisation to production is rising and legislative bureaucracy is largely to blame, delegates at the Global Mining Finance 2015 autumn conference, were told.

The time required to put a mineral deposit into production from discovery is increasing and permitting legislation is largely behind this trend, delegates at the Global Mining Finance 2015 autumn conference in London, UK, were told today.

Stephen McIntosh, global head of exploration at Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto, said that...

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