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High-tech metal deposits a focus (10/02)

By Ian Ross Anticipating future trends in commodities and staking out quality ground in rare and platinum-group metals without paying premium prices remains the focus of Houston Lake Mining.

Can Tera to mine near Pickle Lake (10/02)

Can Tera Mining Ltd., a privately owned junior mining company from Perth, Ont., plans to mine and mill more than 400,000 tonnes of ore in five years from the former Pickle Crow Mine site near Pickle Lake.

Exploration program yields gold veins (10/02)

Kirkland Lake's Foxpoint Resources reports some new ore-grade intersections in its gold exploration work from its surface drilling program. Two new veins have been discovered on its Lake Shore, Wright-Hargreaves, Teck Hughes properties.

Foleyet gold mine set to begin operation (10/02)

About 80 jobs will be created in Foleyet when the Claude Rundle gold mine commences production in 2003. The operation, located about 60 kilometres south of the village, has known deposit one million tonnes of ore at a grade of .

Falconbridge first base metal mine in province to be awarded certificate (10/02)

Falconbridge Ltd. received ISO 14001 certification for its Kidd Mining Division for its continued environmental efforts.

Restructuring Canmine looks for cash, partners (10/02)

Operators of a cash-strapped refinery in Cobalt are seeking investors and partners in a restructuring attempt to reopen the plant and preserve 30 jobs.

Last Elliot Lake headframe on shaky ground (10/02)

The last mining headframe in Elliot Lake may have a future date with the wrecking ball.

Mine matter under legal review (9/02)

By Ian Ross The temporary halt called by the Attawapiskat Cree to DeBeers’ plans to develop Ontario’s first diamond mine may influence whether the mining giant proceeds with the project.

Tentative agreement reached in Thompson (9/02)

A tentative agreement has been reached in contract talks at Inco's nickel mining and processing facilities at Thompson, Man.

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.