Ontario

Producing more than $10 billion worth of minerals per year, Ontario has a distinct presence in the mining community. This province has experienced a number of gold rushes and mineral discoveries in its history, and has a wealth of potential for the future as well. Northern Ontario is known for its metallic minerals—including gold, platinum, copper and zinc—while southern Ontario produces a plentiful supply of non-metallic minerals, such as lime, salt and gypsum.

Recent Ontario articles

Close up picture of CN train locomotive.
Mining Insider, Minerals, Mines, Ontario Ferrochrome refinery siting decision rekindles call for East-West access to the Ring of Fire

Sioux Lookout’s economic development connections with Finland and Sault Ste. Marie prove important

Workers examine core samples at the Sollas Lake Property.
Mining Insider, Mines, Ontario Copper Lake stakes the Sollas Lake Property and provides update on private placement

Copper Lake Resources Ltd. is a publicly-traded Canadian company currently focused on advancing properties located in Ontario, Canada.

Aerial view of the Sault Ste. Marie site.
Mining Insider, Mines, Ontario Noront selects Sault Ste. Marie site for Ferrochrome Production Facility

Four communities participated in the initial bidding process which began in February 2018.

Aerial view of First Cobalt Refinery - large gray building with empty fields beyond the structure.
Mining Insider, Mines, Ontario First Cobalt produces battery grade Cobalt Sulfate

First Cobalt is a Canadian-based pure-play cobalt company and owner of the only permitted primary cobalt refinery in North America.

Picture of open pit mine surrounded by forest, with large CAT mining vehicle in foreground of photo.
Mining Insider, Minerals, Mines, Ontario Wesdome provides update on Eagle River Mine surface exploration drilling, confirms presence of gold

The Eagle River Complex in Wawa, Ontario is currently producing gold from two mines, the Eagle River Underground Mine and the Mishi Open pit

Peter Bernier (left) of Prosper Gold Corp announces Phase 1 drilling, seen here at a 2011 AME BC awards presentation
Mining Insider, Mines, Ontario Prosper Gold drills 7.9m @ 2.55 g/t Au, 16.67 g/t Ag, 0.4% Zn – Currie Project – Matheson, Ontario

The 2,000 hectare Currie Project is located 8 km south of the Destor-Porcupine fault in Ontario

Honey Badger personnel at a recent Thunder Bay Cobalt-Silver project presentation.
Mining Insider, Mines, Ontario Honey Badger Exploration starts drilling on the Thunder Bay Silver-Cobalt Project

The objective of the drilling program is to follow-up on the successful 2018 drilling program and evaluate select targets

Joanna Osawe for DMC Power and Co-founder of WiRE, Canada.
Rock Stars, Energy, Renewable Energy, Ontario Joanna Osawe sponsors industry diversity

Joanna Osawe, co-founder of WiRE and Global Business Development manager at DMC Power, focuses on sector diversity on a national and international scale.

by Zoë Dupley
Graphic map showing exploration targets.
Mining Insider, Mines, Ontario North American Palladium ramps up exploration program

North American Palladium is a Canadian company with 25 years of production at Lac des Iles Mine, located northwest of Thunder Bay, Ontario

Lisa McDonald is the new executive director for The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).
Rock Stars, Energy, Mines, Ontario Lisa McDonald is the new executive director for PDAC

Lisa McDonald represents more than 8,000 PDAC members around the world to ensure their success in the mining industry.

by Zoë Dupley
The Lac des Iles Mine in a low-risk jurisdiction northwest of Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Mining Insider, Mines, Ontario North American Palladium releases 2018 production results, operational and safety improvements

North American Palladium is the world’s only pure play palladium producer.

Map of Canada, showing the location of the James Bay Niobium Project in northern Ontario.
Mining Insider, Mines, Ontario NioBay Metals announces the receipt of its exploration permit for the James Bay Niobium Project

Northern Development and Mines of Ontario has issued the exploration permit for an upcoming exploration program at the NioBay Metals project

Lincoln Nipissing – target area location map.
Mining Insider, Mines, Ontario Canadian Gold Miner discovers new gold zone south of Kirkland Lake

The new gold zone has been dubbed “Behold Zone” and is located approximately 10 kilometres south of Kirkland Lake, Ontario.

Mining truck.
Mining Insider, Mines, Global, Ontario North American Palladium signs major mine development contract; strategic review process concludes

NAP has signed a contract with Redpath Canada Limited of North Bay, Ontario, Canada for underground mine development at its Lac des Iles mine

Underground testing at the Madsen Gold Project.
Mining Insider, Minerals, Mines, Ontario Pure Gold Test Mining returns an estimated 56% more gold than predicted from resource model

Test mining in three areas recovers 46% more tonnes with average mining width of 5.3 metres

Location of Pen & Dore Gold Projects.
Mining Insider, Mines, Ontario GFG begins drilling at its Pen Gold Project west of Timmins, Ontario

GFG Resources is a North American precious metals exploration company focused on district scale gold projects in tier one mining jurisdictions

The pit at the De Beers Victor Mine.
Mining Insider, Mines, Ontario De Beers Victor Mine marks a decade of historic achievement

Named ‘International Mine of the Year’ by Mining Magazine in 2009, the Victor Mine was Canada’s first commercial diamond discovery back in 1987.

Guests pause during a tour of the Victor Mine pit for a photograph. The pit was one of several stops along the tour including the Process Plant, Reclamation areas, and more.
Minerals, Mines, Ontario Victor Diamond Mine marks a decade of historic achievement for De Beers

Ontario’s first and only diamond mine—the De Beers Victor Mine—celebrated 10 years of safe and successful production in August

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Taking groundwater level measurements and conducting permeability tests on boreholes at Georgia Lake.
Mining Insider, Mines, Ontario Rock Tech completes hydrogeological survey at Georgia Lake

The Georgia Lake Lithium project aims to develop a lithium-rich pegmatite vein deposit for the purpose of mining.

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