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

Group workshop photo.
Rock Stars, First Nations, Mines, Ontario Rock Star Peter Moses: Fostering First Nations relationships in mining

The PDAC awarded Peter Moses with the 2017 Skookum Jim Award for his exceptional service educating Aboriginal communities on mining opportunities.

by Jillian Clark
Map of Signature Resource Ltd., mines.
Mining Insider, Mines, Ontario Signature increases land position by over 1,500% by staking 38 claims

The land package includes numerous mineral occurrences that have been under-explored.

Hans Brasch worked in the mining industry for 40 years, and never missed a single day of work.
Rock Stars, Education, Mines, Ontario Hans Brasch’s lucky life

Hans Brasch spent 40 years working in the mines dodging dynamite.

by Jillian Clark
Dynamic Earth's staff all come from science backgrounds. Visitors gain real knowledge and fun experiences.
Education, Maritimes, Ontario, Quebec 9 must-visit museums in Eastern Canada to learn about Canada’s mining and energy industries

From Newfoundland to Ontario, Eastern Canada offers a wealth of mining museums to explore.

by Jillian Clark
Jennifer Beaudry, sitting on large tire.
Rock Stars, Education, Ontario Inspiring budding scientists

Jennifer Beaudry inspires the next generation of the mining industry.

by Jillian Clark
Mount Milligan is Thompson Creek's world class mine in the BC Interior.
Mining Insider, Company Profiles, Mines, British Columbia, Ontario Centerra Gold and Thompson Creek Metals company complete acquisition deal

Centerra Gold Inc. is based in Toronto, Ontario and Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. in Vancouver

Seabridge Gold drill shack at night.
Mining Insider, Mines, Ontario Seabridge Gold Discovers New Higher Grade Zone at KSM

Hole IC-16-62 Also Extends Iron Cap Lower Zone

by Keith Powell
Premier's Mercedes mine, located in Mexico, is an example of a successful process.
Exploration, Minerals, Ontario Gold Mine Exploration 101

Ewan Downie, President of Premier Gold Mines, explains the process a typical gold mine follows from mineral discovery to active production.

by Jillian Clark
Rendering of the future site of Magna Hall, the newest addition to Seneca's King Campus, designed by EllisDon.
Mining Insider, Education, Ontario Magna International provides largest gift in Seneca’s history

Seneca's major expansion at King Campus got a huge boost with the announcement of a $3-million donation from Magna International.

Test mining is complete at Fortune Minerals' NICO cobalt-gold-bismuth-copper project in the Northwest Territories.
Minerals, Northwest Territories, Ontario Cobalt demand grows

Cobalt is an up-and-coming metal that has already seen an increase in demand for its use in rechargeable batteries for portable electronics

by Jillian Clark
Graphic of the Energy and Mines World Congress.
Education, Energy, Mines, Ontario How can mining operators further reduce their carbon emissions?

The Energy and Mines World Congress will be held in Toronto, ON on November 21 - 22.

Picture of large mining vehicle.
Mining Insider, Mines, Ontario Intact Gold provides update on Blackjack Property

The results showed that there is a coarse gold component in the known veins at the Blackjack Project.

Largest single investment in Laurentian University’s history (CNW Group/Laurentian University)
Mining Insider, Education, Ontario Federal Government invests $49 million in $104 million Mineral Exploration Research Program

Funding is the largest single investment in Laurentian University's history.

The Harquail Family: James, Sofia, David, Birgitta and Peter (CNW Group/Laurentian University)
Mining Insider, Education, Ontario Harquail family invests $10 million to advance mineral exploration research at Laurentian University

Laurentian's Department of Earth Sciences will now be known as the Harquail School of Earth Sciences

Catharine Farrow - TMAC Resources Inc
Rock Stars, Mines, Ontario Check-up with the rock doctor

How to run a company like a boss.

by Kyle Born
Kirkland Lake Gold Inc., is pleased to announce the appoinment of Anthony (Tony) Makuch as the new Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Mining Insider, Company Profiles, Mines, Ontario Kirkland Lake Gold appoints Anthony Makuch new CEO

Following the resignation of George Ogilvie, Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Makuch as the new CEO of the company.

Kimberlite diamond
Mining Insider, Exploration, Minerals, Mines, Ontario Kennady Diamonds Completes 2016 Winter Drilling Program

Four diamonds identified in core during logging Faraday 1 and 3 traced onto land

An aerial view of the Nanticoke Generating Station in 2007, when it was still operating. The plant will be converted to a 44-megawatt solar panel farm.
Energy, Sustainability & environment, Ontario Ontario to convert largest coal plant in North America to solar farm

Nanticoke Generating Station—former serial emitter of greenhouse gasses will be converted to a 44-megawatt solar panel farm.

by Peter Caulfield
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