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Mining

Prototype developed with safety in mind (12/02)

By Scott Hunter Haddow The Denis brothers of Matheson are not out to save the world, but they are hoping their new invention will save lives in the drilling industry. Their company, Techni Drill Inc.

Research project aims to go deep (12/02)

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW Buried deep below the earth’s surface is a potential solution to sustaining the mining industry in Sudbury and Northern Ontario for many years to come. The problem is getting to the solution.

Manufacturer’s future set in concrete (3/03)

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW Out of his own idea, Norbert Hoffmann created a unique niche in the mining industry, which has in turn spread over the whole planet. Hoffmann, chief executive officer for Novenco Consultants Ltd.

Province bolsters Kam Kotia cleanup campaign (2/03)

By MAGGIE RIOPELLE The government is cleaning up abandoned mines, including a number of sites in Timmins.

Holmer poised to develop gold project (2/03)

Holmer Gold Mines Ltd. is set to begin developing its Timmins gold project. A $6.5-million initial development plan followed by a $4-million bulk sampling program over an 18 to 24 month period is planned.

Falco digs deep in first phase (2/03)

By MAGGIE RIOPELLE Falconbridge Ltd. is digging deep for its $640-million Mine D project in Timmins. The company hopes the copper/zinc mine, which will be the deepest base metal mine in the world, will be in production by the third quarter of 2004.

Service sector confidence rising as project moves forward (2/03)

By Maggie Riopelle Discover Abitibi is providing local small business owners in the mining sector an added sense of security. The Discover Abitibi initiative will give the necessary boost to mining in the Timmins and Kirkland Lake region.

Wawa diamond mine probable (10/02)

By Ian Ross Wawa’s diamond rush is for real. Pele Mountain Resources Ltd., a diamond junior working the bush near the town has recovered 53 commercial-size diamonds from their Genesis occurrence. In early September, Pele extracted diamonds from a 4.

Open-pit gold mining potential explored (10/02)

Goldeye Explorations has initiated a stripping program to discover a high-grade zone on its Tyrrell Township property near Timmins.

Kidd Met workers ratify deal (10/02)

With an October strike deadline looming, Falconbridge and unionized workers at its Kidd metallurgical division in Timmins have reached and ratified a three-year deal. On Sept.