Mining Feature

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 ...

Mining News

Wallbridge secures bridge loan
Wallbridge Mining Company Ltd. has secured additional funding to help start up its Broken Hammer nickel-copper-PGM mine near Sudbury.Auramet is providing Wallbridge with US$1.5 million in the form of a bridge loan, will bridge the period until sufficient revenue is received to achieve payback of...
Kerr Mines raises cash for operations
Kerr Mines, which recently reached a merger agreement with San Gold, has announced it’s raising $15 million for general operations.The company announced it would issue units of the company to raise profits of $5 million in a non-brokered private placement. It will subsequently complete a $10-mi...
Ring of Fire news greeted with shrugs
The province announced Thursday its plans to establish an interim board for the Ring of Fire development corporation, but critics say the announcement has been too little too late. “I'm really pleased that we're in a position today to take this very significant step forward to drive the Ring of ...
Sudbury company fined after fatal accident
High Strength Plates & Profiles Inc., a company that processes high-strength plate and sheet steel, has been fined $110,000 in the death of a worker at its operation centre in Lively, located just outside of Sudbury.On May 21, 2013, a worker who had been employed at the centre for a short period...


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