Total for this year may be $7.7 billion, down from 2014's $8.7 billion and significantly lower than a record $10 billion in 2013.
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More broadly, U.S. mining supports more than 1.2 million jobs.
Gold assets among favourites.
Grupo Mexico has denied reports claiming it did not immediately report a massive acid spill from its Buenavista mine in the country's north.
Companies’ low valuation, the current focus on operational efficiency in the mining sector, and the chase for overseas assets by Chinese investors, are pushing deals up.
However, the report says those funds are unlikely to be available to junior miners.
Ruling leaves the door open for new lawsuits against the Toronto-based miner.