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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.

Exploration spending seen rising to $340 million

Exploration and deposit appraisal spending in Ontario rose to $321 million in 2005, up from $307 million the year before.

Ontario maintains top ten ranking

Mining and exploration executives participating in the Fraser Institute's ninth annual Survey of Mining Companies have once again ranked Ontario among the top 10 most favourable mining jurisdictions in the world.

Diamond discovery sparks exploration wave

Mickey Clement has prospected his entire life. As far back as he can remember he would pan for gold alongside his father and grandfather. His passion never made him wealthy but he has one claim to fame.