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Yukon mineral exploration plummets even as mines open – CBC

Number of active exploration projects this year is down by almost half from last year

Nov 19, 2019

There’s concern about the future of mineral exploration in Yukon after a sharp downtown in active projects this year.

The number dropped to 67, said Scott Casselman, the head of mineral services for the Yukon government, at the Yukon Geoscience Forum in Whitehorse Monday.

He said that’s a decrease of almost 50 per cent over last year.

“So that number is a little bit concerning, particularly when you look at where the dollars were being spent on those 67 projects,” said Casselman.

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