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Convention goers are seen at the Agnico Eagle booth at the PDAC Convention 2016 in Toronto, Ontario Sunday March 6, 2016. (Kevin Van Paassen for The Globe and Mail)
Convention goers are seen at the Agnico Eagle booth at the PDAC Convention 2016 in Toronto, Ontario Sunday March 6, 2016. (Kevin Van Paassen for The Globe and Mail)

The mining industry strikes something new – optimism Add to ...

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For the first time in years, the global mining industry’s annual extravaganza has rattled into life surrounded by what looks suspiciously like a bull market.

Many commodity prices, from copper to zinc, have rocketed higher in recent months. Share prices have followed suit, and attendees to this year’s Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention in downtown Toronto no longer bear the dazed look of accident survivors.

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