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RLP-the MacGyvers of the resource sector

By HEIDI ULRICHSEN In the 1980s television show MacGyver, an extremely resourceful secret agent named Angus MacGyver got himself out of dangerous situations using a practical application of scientific knowledge and inventive use of common items.

Junior becomes miner with North Shore project

By IAN ROSS Ursa Major Minerals is bringing its $120 million Shakespeare nickel-copper deposit west of Sudbury into commercial production.

Neighbouring Red Lake’s Goldcorp mines

By ADELLE LARMOUR Premier Gold Mines Limited is spending millions of dollars on its advanced exploration project in the Red Lake Mining Camp in northwestern Ontario.

CVRD Inco plugs sulphur dioxide holes

By IAN ROSS It would be a stretch to say CVRD Inco's 380-metre Superstack in Sudbury will ever come tumbling down anytime soon as some sooty industrial relic of the past.

Old mining camps site of new exploration for Young-Shannon

By IAN ROSS Young-Shannon Gold Mines president and CEO Greg Lipton subscribes to the old miner’s adage that new deposits can be found next to the old mine shafts, in the so-called ‘shadow of the head frame.

Uranium prompts staking activity

By IAN ROSS The one-time ‘Uranium Capital of the World’ may never regain its title again, but a frenzy of staking activity and some advanced exploration by junior miners in Elliot Lake has led many to wonder if the historic mining camp may be making

Following the shadows of headframes

By Jessica Smith Q Gold Resources Ltd. has recently amassed a total of five historic gold mines and is now conducting the most comprehensive exploration program of gold properties ever conducted in Mine Centre in Northwestern Ontario.

Platinex exploration moratorium lifted, drilling to resume

By IAN ROSS An Ontario Superior Court Justice has ruled exploratory drilling can resume on a controversial mineral claim in a remote part of northwestern Ontario. In a Thunder Bay courtroom May 1, Justice G. P.

Creating independence in the nickel business

By Kelly Louiseize Defying conventional wisdom, two Greater Sudbury entrepreneurs have decided to show Bay Street a thing or two about managing a junior mining company from their home town.

Digging up diamond-studded prospects in Wawa

By NICK STEWART With recent results turning up multiple commercial-grade diamonds, including two exceeding a carat, Dianor Resources Inc. is pinning its hopes on its Wawa-area properties.