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Exploration heats up following emerald discovery (8/03)

The discovery of emeralds near Dryden should jump-start exploration in northwestern Ontario, says a provincial geologist.

Niocan plans open pit mine south of Moosonee (8/03)

A Quebec mining company intends to extract industrial minerals from its recently-acquired pyrochlore property on the James Bay lowlands. Niocan Inc. of Oka, Que.

Quarry development stonewalled (8/03)

By IAN ROSS Plans for a traprock quarry on Lake Superior have been temporarily stonewalled by a group of Wawa cottagers fighting to stop industrial development along what they consider sensitive, pristine and protected shoreline.

Kasabonika trap lines source of diamonds (7/03)

By KELLY LOUISEIZE Preliminary exploration by De Beers in the Kasabonika region, approximately 400 kilometres west of Attawapiskat, has sparked partnerships with the local First Nation’s community.

Research geologists join Discover Abitibi roster (7/03)

Geologists from Laurentian University are joining the effort to find new gold and copper-zinc deposits in the Timmins-Kirkland Lake area this summer.

Mustang options nickel property near Timmins (7/03)

Mustang Minerals, a major PGM player in the Sudbury mining camp, has optioned the Bannockburn Nickel Project near Timmins from Outokumpu Mines. The project consists of 143 mining claim units located 100 kilometres south of the city.

Vancouver company reports emerald find in North (7/03)

True North Gems, a Vancouver-based exploration company, reports their Ghost Lake property near Dryden in northwestern Ontario has the potential for gem-quality emeralds. It may be the second potential emerald occurrence in Canada.

Diamonds potential untapped (6/03)

KELLY LOUISEIZE For the last 10 years a plethora of diamond kimberlite exploration has been occurring in Northern Ontario and the main impetus behind large- and small-sized mining company exploration is the presence of De Beers in the James Bay Lowla

Globex waits on private funding for study (6/03)

By ANDREW WAREING Globex Mining Enterprises is awaiting word on private investment for a feasibility study into magnesium-talc mining in the Timmins area. “We’re waiting daily” to hear about private funding, says Globex president Jack Stoch.

Rubicon optimistic over gold-deposit results (6/03)

By ANDREW WAREING Officials at Rubicon Minerals Corp. are optimistic recent findings of high-grade gold deposits on their McFinley Gold project in Red Lake could potentially lead to the development of a mine within the next five years.