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Award-winning Marathon prospector Rudy Wahl is on the trail of rare earth and diamond prospects on Lake Superior’s north shore.
Marathon prospector wins awardPersistence and effort paid off for Rudy Wahl.The Marathon-area prospector was recognized by his peers this past spring for his rich Prairie Lake niobium and phosphate discovery.Wahl, 58, one of the property’s owners, signed an option agreement with Montreal’s MDN, which earned him the Bernie Schnieders Discovery of the Year award by the Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association.He’ll add to that Lifetime Achievement Award he received from the association in 2012.Last year, Wahl disco...

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Safety course to warn miners about dangers of radon gas
The Radiation Safety Institute of Canada is planning a free course to inform workers and managers in Ontario’s mining sector about the potential danger radon gas poses underground.Radon is a heavy gas that is invisible and odourless. After cigarettes, it is the second leading cause of lung can...
Marathon prospector wins award
Persistence and effort paid off for Rudy Wahl.The Marathon-area prospector was recognized by his peers this past spring for his rich Prairie Lake niobium and phosphate discovery.Wahl, 58, one of the property’s owners, signed an option agreement with Montreal’s MDN, which earned him the Bernie ...
Mining group names new chair
Marc Lauzier, Goldcorp’s vice-president of operational support for Canada-U.S., has been appointed chair of the Ontario Mining Association (OMA) for a two-year term.Lauzier, the former mine general manager at Porcupine Gold Mines in Timmins, replaces Kelly Strong, who left to take on the position...
Ring of Fire junior picks mine-building boss
Steve Flewelling has been named Noront Resources’ senior vice-president for mining and projects. With more than 30 years of experience in exploration, mine planning, construction and operations, Flewelling was a mine manager for Falconbridge’s (now Glencore’s) Sudbury operations for seven ye...


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