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New Technique For Finding Mineral Deposits

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Shawn Ryan's prospecting methods have led to a number of gold discoveries in the Yukon. His success helped spur a resurgence in the territory's mining industry. Now the Yukon innovator is doing it again. He's making changes to the way his crews look for mineral deposits.

Ryan's been showing off his ideas and research at the Mineral Round Up in Vancouver. He says there's been a lot of interest from mining companies. Ryan says he's still using soil sampling to find promising areas. But he told CBC reporter Dave Croft that his new method will save a lot of money investigating whether those areas actually contain a deposit....

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