Annual Survey of Mining Companies: 2002-2003

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Since 1997, The Fraser Institute has conducted an annual survey of metal mining companies to assess how mineral endowments and public policy factors such as taxation and regulation affect exploration investment. Survey results represent the opinions of exploration managers in mining companies operating around the world. As the popularity of the survey has grown, we have expanded it to include more jurisdictions. We now ask companies to give us their opinions about the investment attractiveness of 45 jurisdictions including the Canadian provinces and territories (except Prince Edward Island), selected US states (this year Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming), Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe. We look forward to including other jurisdictions of interest to respondents to further reflect the globalization of mining in the years to come.

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