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Boots on the ground spur mineral discoveries

Boots on the ground spur mineral discoveries

Prospectors in need of a helping hand By Frank Racicot Many of the areas where mines have been found or mining companies are spending their exploration dollars were discovered by prospectors.
First Cobalt takes fresh look at old mining camp

First Cobalt takes fresh look at old mining camp

Cobalt price has soared from $22,000/tonne in February 2016 to $80,000 per tonne in January Flush with cash from a year-end share offering, First Cobalt Corp. is exploring the Cobalt mining camp like it’s never been explored before.
Drilling companies report an uptick in business

Drilling companies report an uptick in business

Finding experienced drillers cited as major challenge Drilling companies report a slightly improved volume of business in 2017 and are optimistic about 2018, but worried about the shortage of experienced drillers.
Ontario Prospectors Association’s JEAP program a success

Ontario Prospectors Association’s JEAP program a success

This past December, the Junior Exploration Assistance Program (JEAP) closed applications for its fourth and final round of funding.
Premier Gold budgets $18.1 million for Hardrock project

Premier Gold budgets $18.1 million for Hardrock project

Premier Gold Mines’ 2018 exploration and development budget includes $18.1 million for its Hardrock project, which it jointly owns with Centerra Gold Mines. The $18.1 million is the first phase of a three-phase budget of up to $37.
Zenyatta puts strategic focus on graphene

Zenyatta puts strategic focus on graphene

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Common standard for assessment data proposed

Lack of standards affects discovery rates The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is proposing a common, Canada-wide standard or set of guidelines for the submission of digital assessment report data.
Boart Longyear’s TruScan revolutionizes exploration

Boart Longyear’s TruScan revolutionizes exploration

Drill core analysis within hours instead of weeks TruScan, an XRF technology developed by Boart Longyear and undergoing testing at the NORCAT Underground Centre north of Sudbury, is about to revolutionize mineral exploration.
Conversion planning for Ontario claim holders

Conversion planning for Ontario claim holders

The fabric, method of acquisition and management of unpatented mining claims in Ontario is about to change. Are you ready? Extensive work has been invested into the modernization of Ontario’s Mining Act.
Zenyatta announces results of Albany graphite tests

Zenyatta announces results of Albany graphite tests

Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. has announced successful initial test results from research carried out at the University of Sussex in the UK using graphene converted from the company’s high-purity Albany graphite deposit in northeastern Ontario.