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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.

Probe Mines focuses on McFauld’s Lake and Timmins West

Probe Mines Limited has kept on top of its game acquiring strategic land packages in two of Ontario's most active regions: McFauld's Lake and West Timmins.

OGS introduces youth to mineral exploration

Employment opportunities on Ontario Geological Survey (OGS) field crews are one way to introduce First Nation youth to the mining industry.

Ginoogaming eyes exploration company

Three years ago, the Ginoogaming First Nation, located on the northeast shore of Long Lake, one kilometre south of the town of Long Lac, boasted full employment, said Adolph Rasevych, president of band-owned Rocky Shore Development Corporation.

Moses family marks five generations of prospecting

Peter Moses, the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry's First Nation minerals information officer, traces his family's involvement in the mining industry all the way back to the late 1800s, when his great grandfather, a Mohawk from ea