Why is it so difficult to get a mining project through the exploration stage?

Overview:

Why is getting a mining project through the exploration stage becoming more difficult? What are the consequences and is the industry meeting those challenges? What are the solutions?

  • An overview of conversion rates between discovery and discoveries that become mines
  • Are permitting / government red tape issues getting worse? What are the solutions?
  • Why are PEA / PFS solutions so inaccurate – what are the solutions?
  • Are projects lower-quality today than compared to 60 years ago?
  • Financing mine development and construction
  • What are the biggest pitfalls and challenges of securing financing during the mine development and construction phase.
  • The pros and cons of alternative finance vs traditional project finance i.e. bridge financing, equipment financing, agencies offering export credits, development finance institutions and offtake agreements