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Over eight weeks last fall, crews from the Discovery Channel filmed Todd Ryznar and his group of amateur prospectors as they mined for gold at the past-producing Straw Lake Beach Mine. The series will air starting May 13. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)
Reality series to follow gold exploration exploitsWhen it comes to reality TV series, the fishing show Deadliest Catch has orange gold, forestry’s Ax Men has green gold, and the oil industry is encapsulated in the show Black Gold. Now, hard-rock gold mining has its own version.Fool’s Gold, which will premiere on May 13 on the Discovery Channel, follows Todd Ryznar and seven friends as they try their hand at grassroots gold exploration at the former Straw Lake Beach Mine, located about a 90-minute drive from Fort Frances in northwestern ...

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Gravelle mum on Ring of Fire development corporation
Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle said the province is not yet ready to announce a development corporation to lead infrastructure decisions around the Ring of Fire, despite a nearing self-imposed deadline.Gravelle was not able to share new information regarding the long-await...
Feds don't commit to $1 billion for Ring of Fire
The federal government is not ready to make a $1-billion commitment to Ring of Fire infrastructure, said Greg Rickford, Canada's minister of natural resources and FedNor.He made the statement in French, responding to a question from French media in Sudbury.Rickford said the feds have already made i...
Cast Resources files for bankruptcy
Cast Resources Equipment Limited, a Sudbury-based company that manufactures used equipment, including scoop trams, underground haul trucks, utility vehicles and drills, filed for bankruptcy on July 4.According to the notice of bankruptcy filed that day, the company, owned by Robert Lipic, owed $8.9...
Is the Ring of Fire dev corp a go?
Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the 2014 Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference in Sudbury, beginning Aug. 25.The three-day conference, hosted by Collège Boréal, is a gathering of leading federal, provincial and territorial le...


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