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

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.

An aerial view of the Geraldton-Beardmore Greenstone Belt in Ontario, Canada.
Mining Insider, Mines, Ontario Greenstone Gold Mines signs Definitive Agreement with Long Lake #58 First Nation

Significant milestone in moving closer to development of the Hardrock Project

Logo of Noront Resources Ltd.
Mining Insider, Mines, Ontario Update on Noront Ferrochrome Production Facility

The choice of prospective locations for Noront's proposed Ferrochrome Production Facility (FPF) is down to Timmins or Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Map of newly acquired claims
Mining Insider, Mines, Ontario Honey Badger Exploration strategically increases its landholdings in Thunder Bay, Ontario

Honey Badger Exploration has acquired Thunder Bay Silver & Cobalt Corp., a private company whose assets comprise 359 claims covering 6,880 hectares in Ontario.

Chris Hodson, Cameron Grant, Bill MacRae, Tom Laughren, Kevin Edgson, Nick Stewart (first row), Derek Nighbor, Rocco Rossi, Mayor Steve Black and Paul-Emile McNab gathered in Timmins for a Resources Roundtable.
Mining Insider, Mines, Ontario Business Leaders call for an Ontario Natural Resources Strategy

A government ready for bold action can strengthen Ontario's position in the global economy.

Kubota Canada will move to a new Headquarters in 2019, pictured here is the company's mobile display unit.
Mining Insider, Company Profiles, Ontario Kubota Canada Ltd. announces the construction of a new facility in Pickering, Ontario

The company’s success in Canada is behind its decision to build a new facility that will host its head office, warehouse, training areas and more.

Aerial view of the Madsen portal and ramp entrance.
Mining Insider, Mines, Ontario Pure Gold announces excellent gold recoveries from metallurgical test work at Madsen

The Madsen Gold Project is located in Red Lake, Ontario, an established mining jurisdiction.

Picture of mine tailings.
Mining Insider, Mines, Ontario Copper Lake Resources retains CHF Capital Markets

CHF Capital Markets is one of Canada’s top investor relations firm.

An overview of attendees at the PDAC Convention in Toronto.
Mining Insider, Education, Exploration, First Nations, Minerals, Mines, Products & equipment, Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Ontario PDAC 2018 Convention exceeds 25,000 attendees

High attendance rates are a clear sign that the mineral exploration and mining industry has regained its swagger and is building momentum.

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