Sweden is at the forefront of an exploration and development boom in the mining industry. The country's favorable business environment includes a low corporate income tax rate, a proactive geologic survey, and broad public support for export-led resource extraction. Sweden has a long history of mining, which represents more than 10% of industrial investment and established record high production in 2012 from five ferrous and ten non-ferrous mines. Major producers are expanding operations across the country. The 2014 Fraser Institute Annual Survey of Mining Companies ranks Sweden as the #3 jurisdiction in Europe for encouraging investment (behind Ireland and Finland). Sweden also ranks third on current mineral potential index
EMX is exploring for projects ranging from IOCG and porphyry systems to VMS and carbonate replacement (CRD) targets. Several of EMX's properties host historic resources with substantial upside for expansion using new geologic and exploration models. Other EMX properties offer brownfields-type exploration opportunities in established mining districts. In all cases, EMX's exploration portfolio in Sweden offers plenty of upside discovery potential.