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  Free News Article  "Navigating the Currents of Change" - North American Metals & Minerals" Industry  Attachment Included

2012 North America Mining Sector Update, a Navigating the Currents of Change Video Webcast on

SUGAR LAND--February 13, 2012--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--North America has a diverse mining industry, with leading reserves of coal, oil sands, precious metals, iron ore, minerals, potash, uranium and copper. According to the recently released Mineral Commodity Summary for 2012 compiled by the United States Geological Survey, the estimated value of mined materials in the U.S. was $113 billion (almost split evenly between coal, metals and minerals). This is up about 12% compared with 2010.

Last year was a turnaround period for mining project development in North America after the 2008-09 time period, when a number of projects were placed on hold or cancelled. Project construction starts more than doubled in 2011 when compared to 2010. Metals & Minerals companies kicked off more than $35 billion in projects in 2011.

Click here to join Joe Govreau, Industrial Info's vice president of research for the Metals & Minerals Industry, as he discusses North American metals and minerals project development in this edition of "Navigating the Currents of Change."

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