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Discovering similarities to the Athabasca Basin in Sibley

By ADELLE LARMOUR As uranium market prices continue to climb, so have the number of claims staked in the Sibley Basin, northeast of Thunder Bay.

Junior miner striving to build trust with native band

By IAN ROSS A junior miner is striving to mend fences with a Native community in northwestern Ontario in order to resume exploration work at a high-grade chromium-PGE deposit. The stand-off continues between Platinex Inc.

Meet the new boss of CVRD Inco

By IAN ROSS CVRD Inco’s new face of Sudbury mining is really an old hand from across town. Parviz Farsangi, the former manager of Falconbridge’s (now Xstrata Nickel) Sudbury mines and mill business is now the new Chief Operating Officer of CVRD INCO.

Marathon an exploration and mining community

By ADELLE LARMOUR Aligning interests between mines and First Nation, and energy conservation were two keynotes delivered at the second annual Marathon-Hemlo Mining and Prospecting Expo.

Record-setting exploration in the northwest

By IAN ROSS Exploration activity in northwestern Ontario is at its highest in Garry Clark’s memory. “Every greenstone belt has some active exploration project,” says the Thunder Bay-based executive director of the Ontario Prospectors Association.

Changes in the works for the Ontario Mining Act

By NICK STEWART The relationship between surface rights holders and mineral rights holders has sometimes been a tense one, but a series of changes being proposed for the Ontario Mining Act may change that.

CEMI declined as a national centre of excellence

By IAN ROSS Sudbury’s Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) fell short in their competition to be selected one of 11 national centres of excellence in science and technology.

CVRD Inco Creighton team confirms new resource

By Kelly Louiseize CVRD Inco has confirmed a new ore resource that could add almost 30 years to the 104-year old Creighton Mine in Lively, Ontario and approximately $800 million to the local economy if it is brought into production.

Diamond exploration - New piping hot gems found in northeast

By IAN ROSS The opening of Ontario’s first diamond mine in March, will put gems back on the front page, ahead of surging metal prices.

Nickel bonus impacts economy - Cashing in on nickel

By IAN ROSS Sudbury retailers and the city’s economy do benefit when miners at Xstrata Nickel and CVRD Inco cash their bonus cheques.