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Mining incubator considered for Timmins

With mining prices soaring and interest in local exploration reaching a fever pitch, the Timmins Economic Development Corporation is looking to the potential of creating a mining incubator for the region.

Dryden wants in on mining action

The City of Dryden is taking a stake in the mineral exploration frenzy in northwestern Ontario.

Laurentian spearheads new Geology programs

Laurentian University’s Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC) and the Department of Earth Sciences have spearheaded the introduction of two new Geology programs to help address a serious shortage of geoscientists.

Sky high PGM prices spark exploration

Northern Ontario is never going to become a leading producer of platinum group metals (PGMs), but the region's output may eventually increase to the point that it “can't be ignored by the rest of the world,” according to an executive at a northwester

Workshop gives students real-life geology experiences

For the last three years, Roisin Kyne has filled her brain with geological theory in her classes at Lakehead University.

Perry English: prospector of the year

Perry English, winner of the Ontario Prospectors Association Prospector of the Year Award, has a little in common with Sam Walton, the legendary founder of the mammoth Wal-Mart empire.

Exploration spending tops $500 million

Final statistics for 2007 exploration and deposit appraisal expenditures in Ontario were still being compiled at press time, but will be well over $500 million, a significant increase over the $346.5 million recorded last year.

Core saw sideline turns into flourishing enterprise

You never know where linecutting will take you. For Vance McAfee, it led to a 32-year career as an area supervisor for Inco Exploration. Now, in retirement, he’s busier than ever manufacturing core saws for the international exploration market.

Rebirth of mining in Finland

The history of mining in Finland dates back to the mid-16th century, more than 300 years before Canada’s birth as a nation. Now, it’s Canadian expertise that’s spearheading a renaissance of mining in the Scandinavian country.

CCIC ramps up to serve juniors

Geologists rule.