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Reinventing your mining safety net..

As the largest gathering of mining professionals, the yearly Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference is usually a fair indication of the state mining is in. One of the biggest topics at the conference this year is surviving in seriously tough times. We know mining is in a slump, but who will survive it to the next rebound?

Even though the commodity boom is long gone, and we have yet to see a significant improvement in prices, miners are still comfortable talking about commodity price recovery. (Jessica Fung, BMO analyst). With limited price recovery on base metals, it will be an uphill battle.

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