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Mining

For richer or poorer...(4/03)

For over 100 years, mining has been a major component to the economy of Canada. One of the main reasons why the mining industry has been so prominent for so long has been the diligent work carried out by junior mining exploration companies.

PDAC applauds extension (3/03)

Bill Mercer, president of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), is ecstatic about the federal government’s 2003 budget announcement that the temporary Investment Tax Credit for Exploration in Canada (ITCE) will be fine tuned an

Rezoning issues stall traprock mining project (3/03)

A group of citizens near Wawa are hailing a property rezoning decision as a small victory. Superior Aggregates, a subsidiary of the U.S.

Region buoyed by gold rush (3/03)

By DEAN LISK Donald McInnes says there are a few reasons why the Red Lake area is receiving a lot of attention from gold exploration companies, the media and industry analysts. “It is fair to call it a gold rush,” says the CEO of Red Lake Resources.

Innovation may blast away deep mining costs (3/03)

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW There is a new development in an old invention on the rise that could help blast away the cost of mining at deeper depths.

Discover Abitibi projects shortlisted (12/02)

By SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW The Discover Abitibi technical committee recently completed technical evaluations of 42 submissions for proposals to stimulate mineral deposit exploration within the Abitibi Greenstone belt area between Timmins and Kirkland Lak

Agreement viewed as win-win situation (12/02)

By GIANNI UBRIACO The negotiations between the Attawapiskat First Nation and Canada’s diamond mining giant De Beers came to a happy ending earlier this fall. An agreement between the two companies was reached on Oct.

Prototype developed with safety in mind (12/02)

By Scott Hunter Haddow The Denis brothers of Matheson are not out to save the world, but they are hoping their new invention will save lives in the drilling industry. Their company, Techni Drill Inc.

Research project aims to go deep (12/02)

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW Buried deep below the earth’s surface is a potential solution to sustaining the mining industry in Sudbury and Northern Ontario for many years to come. The problem is getting to the solution.

Manufacturer’s future set in concrete (3/03)

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW Out of his own idea, Norbert Hoffmann created a unique niche in the mining industry, which has in turn spread over the whole planet. Hoffmann, chief executive officer for Novenco Consultants Ltd.