CHART OF THE DAY: Attendance at the industry's biggest shindig and the mood of miners

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Source IKN and PDAC

The mining industry's overhang is visible in the number of attendees at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada's 2014 Convention held in Toronto last week.

The PDAC organizers say 25,000 people attended the show. IKN, which compiled the chart, notes that 2012 was the convention's record year of 30,369.

In a new release the PDAC says it's organizers were ". . . thrilled with the turn out."

"The mood was very optimistic amongst attendees," says new PDAC President Rodney Thomas.

The PDAC says the annual convention is the industry's largest gathering.

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