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Australia getting its exploration mojo back?

Australia’s new mid-tier gold leaders have had sights on North America and much of the buzz from the junior end of town has been generated by offshore projects in recent years. But domestic exploration activities are definitely getting more of the market spotlight at the moment, reflected in industry talk around this year’s Australian Explorers Conference and the share-price runs of a bunch of juniors.

Australia getting its exploration mojo back? Australia getting its exploration mojo back? Australia getting its exploration mojo back? Australia getting its exploration mojo back? Australia getting its exploration mojo back?

Rio Tinto is spending A$60 million to earn up to 75% of Antipa Minerals’ Citadel copper-gold project in Western Australia’s Paterson Province

Nearly three-quarters of the 60-plus presenters at this year's sold-out conference are focused on projects in Australia with gold, not surprisingly, the dominant commodity theme.