Events affecting gold exploration in Venezuela since 1999

Open-File Report 2014-1068



The structure of the gold mining industry in Venezuela has changed significantly since 1999 as a result of Government policy changes and industry response to these changes. This report documents the policy decisions that have affected the mining industry, discusses the response of the industry on a site by site basis, and suggests possible effects of these changes on the global economy. For the short term, at least, it appears that these changes have made Venezuela a more difficult place to invest for U.S. and Canadian companies, while investment by Chinese entities has been encouraged.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Events affecting gold exploration in Venezuela since 1999
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2014-1068
DOI 10.3133/ofr20141068
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) National Minerals Information Center
Description Report: iii, 7 p.; Table 1
Country Venezuela
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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