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Junior mining company reports gold find (9/02)

Houston Lake Mining Inc., a junior mining company based in the City of Greater Sudbury, is continuing exploration work on its property in Kenora following the discovery of gold mineral indicators.

Basin remains hot spot for PGM activity (9/02)

By Ian Ross Exploration activity in the Sudbury region remains in high gear with more than 20 junior mining companies in various stages of the hunt for platinum and palladium in the historic nickel belt area.

Survey results expected to spur mineral exploration in northwest (9/02)

Results from a lake-sediment survey completed in the Lac des Iles-Black Sturgeon River area, about 100 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, has identified 46 areas with significantly higher-than-normal concentrations of a number of precious metals, inclu

Kidd workers support strike (9/02)

As bargaining groups from Falconbridge's Kidd metallurgical division in Timmins met on a full-time basis to reach labour peace, members with CAW Local 599 voted in favour of strike action. Their current collective bargaining agreement expires Oct. 1.

Palladium mine plans temporary shutdown (9/02)

North American Palladium announced an unscheduled temporary shutdown at its Lac des Iles palladium mine, 80 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay. The company says it has encountered operating disruptions with its primary ore crusher.

Kidd Creek union outlines demands (9/02)

With just weeks to go on the existing collective agreement, Falconbridge Kidd Creek workers in Timmins, CAW Local 599, will vote on a strike mandate Sept. 17 and 18.

City drops tax appeal (8/02)

The City of Timmins was considering dropping its appeal of Falconbridge's Kidd Creek mine's property taxes. During an Aug.

Open-pit mine may open near Timmins (8/02)

A possible 150 jobs may be created with Norhcott Gold Inc. with a new open-pit mining project outside of South Porcupine. The Horseshoe mine shaft is reopening to pump out the existing water, which fills 770 feet of the 840-foot-deep shaft.

No deal in appeal, Falco says (8/02)

Falconbridge wants the City of Timmins to drop its appeal of the company's property taxes with no strings attached.

Gold potential identified (8/02)

Shareholders of Greenshield Resources Inc. are expected to huddle in Toronto Sept. 12 to grant approval for a new mining exploration project on the Swayze Greenstone Belt, 100 kilometres southwest of Timmins.