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Been there, done that

Been there, done that

The City of Elliot Lake, a community of 11,500 people 160 kilometres west of Sudbury, used to be the quintessential single-industry town.

Lonmin buys into Wallbridge

Platinum mining giant Lonmin has purchased an 18 per cent interest in Wallbridge Mining Company Ltd., a junior miner active in the Sudbury Basin.

Second wind for Elliot Lake?

Elliot Lake wouldn’t be the first mining camp to experience life after death. After all, orebodies deemed uneconomic one day have been known to take on a whole new luster as market forces drive up prices.

First Nickel submits feasibility study

First Nickel Inc. is one step closer to developing another nickel and copper mine in the Sudbury area. On July 1, the junior mining company submitted a feasibility study on the Premiere Ridge deposit, located 60 km from Sudbury.

PDAC sponsors workshop for geoscience students

Twenty-three of Canada’s best and brightest geoscience students converged on Sudbury for two weeks in May to participate in the Prospectors and Development Association of Canada’s (PDAC) first annual Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop.

Oliver Maki: still going strong at 82

Most people work hard all their lives and look forward to retirement. Not Oliver Maki. Born and raised in Copper Cliff, Maki has spent more than a half a century crisscrossing the world in search of buried treasure.

Family legacy endures at Rainy River

Two generations follow in the footsteps of celebrated prospector Walter Baker Out of the blue invitations to lunch can lead to life-changing experiences. Such was the case one day in December, 2004.
Laser fluorescence proposed to gauge oil potential

Laser fluorescence proposed to gauge oil potential

Northern Ontario boasts a global reputation for its treasure chest of mineral wealth – nickel, copper, zinc, gold, and now, even diamonds, but could the region also host commercial reserves of oil and gas? Conventional wisdom in the oil and gas indus

Don McKinnon: quintessential prospector

For a guy who was supposed to end up in a ditch, Don McKinnon has done OK for himself.

URSA Major seeks permits for mine, mill

URSA Major Minerals Inc. hopes to begin processing a 50,000-tonne bulk sample from its Shakespeare nickel copper project through Xstrata Nickel's Strathcona Mill in February or March.