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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.

Matachewan moving on molybdenum momentum

By NICK STEWART Matachewan may host one of the province’s sole molybdenum mines within the next several years if drill results at Pacific Comox Resources’ Ryan Lake property continue to show significant promise, according to the company’s president.

Marathon PGM looking for motherlode

By NICK STEWART The potential for one of the largest mines in Ontario may be sitting just outside of Marathon, according to Phil Walford, president and CEO of Marathon PGM Corporation.

Mining suppliers innovative marketers

By ADELLE LARMOUR Innovation and commercialization is alive and well in the mining supply sector across Canada, according to a published survey performed by the Canadian Association of Mining Equipment and Services for Export (CAMESE).

Manpower mining shortage looming

By NICK STEWART The mining industry can expect massive labour shortages and ongoing project delays if steps are not taken to curb the shortfall of nearly 100,000 professionals in Canada within the next decade, according to a senior manager with the M

Atikokan mineral exploration initiative moves to second stage

By IAN ROSS The Town of Atikokan is hoping to create new headframes within old mining camps as their mineral development strategy proceeds to the new phase.

MetalCORP sitting pretty beside Hemlo

By NICK STEWART Even now, Aubrey Eveleigh is in disbelief.

Junior miner eager to lead next wave of Red Lake exploration

By IAN ROSS Prices for the precious yellow metal were pushing a 16-month high at $700 an ounce US in September as a Toronto junior miner is sinking close to $90 million into exploration on their high-grade Red Lake gold property.

Shooting for double eagle

By ADELLE LARMOUR Noront Resources Inc.’s Double Eagle property has taken flight with its new nickel/copper discovery in the Sachigo Greenstone Belt area in the James Bay Lowlands.