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High gold price fuels exploration

Exploration spending was down in Canada and around the world in 2009, but Ontario fared better than most jurisdictions.

LacWood Inc. redesigns the core box

Industries LacWood Inc. has recently tapped into the exploration market with its newly-designed core boxes.

Lake Shore Gold wins Prospector Award

It takes more than a shovel in the ground and crossed fingers to transform a mineral deposit into a producing mine. The team at Lake Shore Gold Corporation has a clear understanding of the hard work that goes into bringing a mine online.

Exploration work has its share of hazards

Always have a plan in case of an emergency.Gerald Allan, the Ontario Ministry of Labour's (MOL) provincial mining specialist, mining health & safety program, urges workers in the exploration industry to take emergency preparedness seriously.

Grants available for prospectors

Who says money doesn't grow on trees? The Ontario Exploration Corporation (OEC) offers grants of up to $85,000 to qualified prospectors with properties of high economic potential.

Atikokan sees spike in exploration activity

The Atikokan Mineral Development Initiative (AMDI) has sparked an increase in exploration activity for the Town of Atikokan in northwestern Ontario. The $1.5-million co-operative geoscience project began in 2007 and will be completed this spring.

Brett Resources advances Hammond Reef

When Vancouver-based Brett Resources Inc. optioned the Hammond Reef project from Kinross Gold in 2006, the property had an historic inferred resource of 1.8 million ounces of gold.

Spider Resources touts chromite discovery

Spider Resources touts chromite discovery Spider Resources Inc.'s exploration prowess has led to some ground-breaking discoveries for the company and its joint venture partners in the James Bay Lowlands.

Mega Precious Metals rolls the dice

Mega Precious Metals Inc., a junior mining company based in Thunder Bay, is taking a big gamble on a single, 3.0-kilometre drill hole two kilometres from the Goldcorp Red Lake Gold Mines High Grade Zone in Red Lake, Ontario.

Noront leads the way in the Ring of Fire

Noront Resources Inc. made history with its 2007 Eagle One discovery in the McFauld's Lake mining camp located in Ontario's James Bay Lowlands.