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Lake Shore Gold project advances underground

By NICK STEWART Lake Shore Gold Corp. faces a year of change in 2007, as executives prepare for underground exploration at their Timmins-area properties.

Marathon PGM launches $6 million drill program

By IAN ROSS Promoting it as Canada’s “largest undeveloped PGM-copper resource,” Marathon PGM Corp.

Gold Eagle eyes new gold deposit

By IAN ROSS Newly-formed Gold Eagle Mines anticipates a breakthrough 2007 exploration campaign with ‘Bonanza-type’ grades on their Red Lake property.

High grades lure mining majors

By Nick Stewart Despite having acquired the Rainy River Project property 80 kilometres south of Kenora just two years ago, Rainy River Resources’ 2006 exploration results have already caught the eye of a few potential suitors.

Queenston Mining boasts largest land package

By ADELLE LARMOUR Buy low, drill deep and sell high is the thrust behind Queenston Mining Inc. This junior miner has an accumulated land holding of approximately 14,000 hectares representing the largest land package in the Kirkland Lake Mining Camp.

Xstrata gives $5M for mines research centre

By IAN ROSS Xstrata Nickel matched its cross-town Sudbury rival CVRD-Inco with a $5 million donation towards Laurentian University’s proposed mining centre of excellence.

Explosive mining exploration driving economy

By Nick Stewart Over the last 16 years, Sudbury-area mining exploration expenditures have doubled to a total of $50 million, and the number of exploration projects have increased nearly five-fold, according to the manager of information and marketing

New geology program offers experience with study

By Nick Stewart In Sudbury efforts are underway at Laurentian University to institute a unique cooperative geology program.

China buys Redstone ore

By ADELLE LARMOUR A strong focus has propelled Liberty Mines Inc. forward on the development and production of its Redstone nickel mine and mill.

First Nickel chasing down mineral potential

By Nick Stewart In a year fraught with production lags, First Nickel is rebounding as positive drill results from its Sudbury's Premiere Ridge Project and impending plans to develop new ore resources kick the company into high gear.