Mining Feature

The McWatters Mine in Timmins has been permanently shut down by owner Northern Sun Mining. The company will begin rehabilitation efforts on the site this summer and fall.
Northern Sun to offer custom millingAfter an eight-month, $4-million cleanup at Redstone Mill in Timmins, the mill and its equipment are in pristine condition. And owner Northern Sun can’t wait to mess it all up.“We probably have the cleanest mill in North America,” said Northern Sun president David Rigg. “We’re hoping we’re going to be able to make it quite dirty.”A cease-working order issued by the Ministry of Labour halted operations at the mill and a cleanup was mandated after ore coming into the mill—mined at the comp...

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Osisko staves off Goldcorp takeover
Montreal’s Osisko Mining announced April 16 that it has reached an agreement with Yamana Gold and Agnico Eagle to jointly buy all Osisko's issued and outstanding common shares for $3.9-billion or $8.15 a share.Under the terms of the agreement, Yamana and Agnico Eagle would form a 50-50 joint-ventur...
Northern grads find mining work
Richmont Mines wants to snatch up graduates of Northern College’s underground hard rock miner common core program.Ten students were given job offers after they completed the on-site portion of their training at Richmont’s Island Gold Mine in Dubreuilville.Northern delivers its 12-week program throu...
Ontario Prospectors hand out annual awards
The Ontario Prospectors Association presented the Bernie Schnieders Discovery of the Year Award to Transition Metals and Impala Platinum Holdings.The award was presented this week at the Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association Symposium and awards dinner in Thunder Bay.The award was given in r...
Richard Nemis added as Goldeye advisor
Richard Nemis, the founder of Noront Resources, is joining Goldeye Explorations on its technical and advisory board.Nemis came up with the Ring of Fire name to describe the string of chromite and nickel deposits at McFaulds Lake in the James Bay lowlands.In an April 8 release, Blaine Webster, Golde...


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