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Prospectors and developers conference reaches record heights

By NICK STEWART With interest in mineral exploration taking on an increasingly global scale, it only seemed logical to take an increasingly global perspective for this year’s Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention, accordi

Goldcorp looks to re-awaken giant

By NICK STEWART Towering over South Porcupine, the McIntyre Mine headframe is one of the most dominant symbols of the Timmins mining camp, a wooden monument standing guard over a maze of dormant underground mine workings.

Engineers take an entrepreneurial edge

By IAN ROSS Engineers in Xstrata’s Process Support group are not just in the mining business, they’re also a profitable business.

Dryden bullish about what lies beneath the surface

By IAN ROSS The City of Dryden thinks it’s sitting on the next big gold camp and wants junior miners to come and explore.

Delivering HR solutions to mining industry

By NICK STEWART Making the move from national offices in Ottawa back home to Northern Ontario, Paul Hébert is due to help reduce the human resources drain facing the mining industry by serving as the Federated School of Mines’ inaugural executive dir

Pivotal year approaching for First Nickel

By NICK STEWART Following recent results which show a 289 per cent increase of the company’s indicated resource at Sudbury’s Lockerby Mine, the coming year promises to be a “pivotal” one for First Nickel Inc., according to its president and CEO.

Diamond discovery puts sparkle on the northwest

By NICK STEWART An unexpected diamond find by exploration firm MetalCORP may well open up northwestern Ontario as the province’s newest hotspot for the precious stone, according to the region’s district geologist.

New Vale takeover talks ignite more foreign ownership concerns

By NICK STEWART The issue of foreign state ownership in the Sudbury mining camp, an historic Canadian mining asset, should raise more than a few red flags, according to a director of a B.C.-based, pro-business, pro-free trade think tank.

A worldwide demand for seasoned engineers

By IAN ROSS The shortage of experienced engineers is not just a Canadian problem, it's a worldwide problem. It's a job-rich but candidate deficient market for mining, electrical and mechanical engineers with heavy industry experience.

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.