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2007 a banner year for mining exploration

By HEIDI ULRICHSEN If there was one thing the 400 prospectors and geologists attending the Ontario Exploration and Geoscience Symposium seemed to agree upon, it was that 2007 was a banner year for mineral exploration.

Rainy River Resources - Instincts inspire exploration plan

By IAN ROSS To find gold beneath the glacial till of the rolling countryside near Lake of the Woods, Rainy River Resources resorted to diamond-hunting methods to map out one of the biggest gold-in-bedrock anomalies in Eastern Canada.

Kodiak Exploration Limited - Walking the Golden Mile

By NICK STEWART With every drill hole intersecting gold mineralization, Kodiak Exploration Ltd. has begun to realize the untapped potential in the Geraldton-Beardmore camp.

Detour Gold Corporation - Driving to production decision

By NICK STEWART Despite being new to the junior exploration scene, Detour Gold Corporation has hit the ground running, anticipating a production decision on its property not two years after first putting a drill in the ground.

Marathon PGM Corporation - PGM-base metals open pit mine heads for 2011 opening

By IAN ROSS Marathon PGM Corp. is edging ever closer to building an open pit mine on the northeastern shore of Lake Superior. “We’ve really done a lot in short time and we’re pretty optimistic we can make this work, said CEO Phillip Walford.

Pele Mountain Resources - Hard-charging junior revives Elliot Lake camp

By IAN ROSS Pele Mountain Resources is leading the charge behind a revival in the historic Elliot Lake uranium camp.

Environment czar calls for better planning, Mining Act reform

By IAN ROSS Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner says the Mining Act needs to be reformed.

Cleaning up the Kam Kotia mine site

By Kelly Louiseize It is pretty hard for government to expect mining companies to clean up after themselves when their own back yard is a little dirty.

Dryden refurbisher sets sights on Sudbury

By IAN ROSS Bob Ray’s first attempt to break into the Sudbury mining service market in the early 1990s was a tough slog.

Measuring success one drill at a time

By NICK STEWART Some say a true testament of a man’s worth is evidenced in his working practice. Well, in Sturgeon Falls, three men are making quite a living manufacturing measuring tools for the mines.