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The best from the west

The 'survival of the fittest' is a phrase that has been applied to the mining sector in its current state. Those with weak, sub-economic projects and mines in less favourable jurisdictions are simply not going to make it in today's suppressed commodity and funding environment.

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Mines Management says its Montanore project represents one of the largest silver-copper deposits globally

In such a predicament, assets in the Western US have a head start on many of their peers.