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Battery Metal Buzz Counters Financial Market Angst at Mining’s Big Show

Crowded Toronto gathering marks enthusiastic in-person return of industry event.

Attendees at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada conference in Toronto, on June 14, 2022.

Attendees at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada conference in Toronto, on June 14, 2022.

Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg

The turmoil that rocked financial markets this week has done little to shake the optimism around global mining, if the signs of exuberance on display at one of the industry’s biggest gatherings in years are to be believed.

Thousands of people from all areas of the industry converged at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada gathering this week in Toronto, a global hub for mining capitalism, to strike deals, generate buzz and network after more than two years of pandemic restrictions put an end to most big industry gatherings.