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Gold tops exploration priorities

The mining industry’s preoccupation with finding gold diverts efforts from more pressing priorities.

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Data from S&P Global Market Intelligence shows that 1,948 companies have set aside US$11.2 billion for mineral exploration in 2021.

Of the industry's global exploration budget, some 55% or US$6.