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Mining

Mustang approves drill program (01/04)

Mustang Minerals may have only scratched the surface of the potential to be found at its recently acquired Bannockburn property.

Metalex seeks diamonds in North (01/04)

Metalex Ventures Ltd.’s discovery of two kimberlite occurrences around Attawapiskat has sparked renewed interest in diamonds in the James Bay region.

Diamond hunt continues (01/04)

A Toronto-based exploration company has extracted an 800-tonne mini-bulk sample from its 100-per-cent owned diamond property in northeastern Ontario. Sudbury Contact Mines Ltd.

PGM exploration project on (01/04)

Platinum hunters Pacific North West Capital Corp. and Anglo American Platinum Corp. have approved a winter exploration program for their Agnew Lake joint venture near Sudbury.

Mining trade bridge planned (01/04)

Organizers of a November trade mission to South America intend to build a “trade bridge” between the mining sectors of Northern Ontario and Chile.

Virtual reality lab established in mine (01/04)

Goldcorp Inc., Placer Dome and Laurentian University’s Mining Innovation, Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation (MIRARCO) are teaming up to establish the world’s first virtual reality laboratory (VRL) in an active mining camp.

Goldeye’s gold prospects promising

Goldeye Explorations Ltd.

Rubicon Minerals graduates to TSE

Stocks of Rubicon Minerals Corporation began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE) on Sept. 17. As a result of this graduation to Canada’s senior stock exchange, the company will delist from the TSX Venture Exchange.

Supply, service sector band together

By ANDREW WAREING Mining service and supply companies outside of Sudbury are taking a serious look at the benefits of banding together.

Inco, union reach agreement (9/03)

Unionized Inco Ltd. workers in Sudbury ratified a new three-year deal Aug. 28, voting 62 per cent in favour of ending a three-month strike. Voter turnout with Steelworkers Local 6500 was 77 per cent in Sudbury where 3,316 employees are members.