Hole in the ground: Is the lack of exploration storing up trouble for the future?
Published: Tuesday, 26 February 2019
An uptick in mineral exploration financing since 2017 is welcome but may not be enough to undo years of under-investment in identifying new economic deposits, correspondent Rose Pengelly finds.
There have been a growing number of warnings that the
pullback in mining exploration spending over the past decade
could lead to a shortage of mines and a fall in industry
standards over the next 10 years.
A recovery in minerals and metals prices over the