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Golden Chalice pouring hope into Timmins properties

The glitter of Australia’s famed Kambalda nickel deposits may one day be seen in the Timmins mining district if Golden Chalice Resources Inc.’s hopes and dreams come to pass.

Ursa Major jockeys into position

Six years after the first exploratory drill hole, Ursa Major Minerals has started regular ore shipments from its new nickel-copper open pit mine, north of Webbwood, to a Greater Sudbury smelter.

Toxic mine 'hot-spot' headed for 2009 clean-up

Early one autumn morning in 2006, Chris Hamblin observed a flock of migratory geese feeding on grass atop the covered tailings at the old Kam Kotia mine near Timmins.

Forestry town begins mineral search

Kapuskasing Mayor Alan Spacek only had to stroll through the Prospectors and Developers trade show in Toronto this spring to gauge the level of exploration interest in his corner of Ontario's Clay Belt.

Junior mining exploration fatalities

Mining or exploration companies that do not have a health and safety program are gambling with severe penalties, says Bill Mercer, chair of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada's (PDAC) Health and Safety Committee.

Big prospects for new Thunder Bay assay lab

Having air side assets is an added bonus for a leading edge geology assay lab now opening its second location in Northern Ontario. Activation Laboratories Ltd. (Act Labs) is spending $1.

Students courted at mining employment fair

By HEIDI ULRICHSEN Jesse Legault stands in a line stretching least 20 people long, waiting to hand his resume to representatives from Xstrata Nickel. A similarly long line has formed at the other end of the room at the booth for Vale Inco.

Research partnership to open doors for mining firms

By NICK STEWART A newly struck partnership between two of Canada’s pre-eminent research institutions located in Sudbury and Saskatoon may well open up entirely new knowledge of environmental workplace safety for the mining industry.

Robert Lipic - MTI's CEO is at the core of the mining industry

By IAN ROSS Mining is a core Canadian industry and Sudbury's Robert Lipic has been at the centre of it for more than 40 years.

Roy Slack - Cementation president knows people make companies great

By IAN ROSS Roy Slack is has built the kind of company he always wanted to work for. The president of one of Canada's largest mine builders has developed a stellar company reputation for safety and a great place to work.