Northern Ontario Business

Goldcorp going electric with Chapleau gold mine

Goldcorp wants to take a low profile in developing an all-electric mine at its Borden Lake deposit.

Slumping commodity prices drive groundbreaking approaches to mining

Economic blasts are rumbling the ground on which the mining industry stands these days. As nickel prices drop alongside copper and other local commodities, Vale’s general manager of mines and mill, Robert Assabgui, estimates that […]

Course reveals exploration secrets in Sudbury

Trueclaim geotechnician Trevor Pacaud (right) points to an interesting piece of rock while showing prospecting students Sue Harrison, a Laurentian University geology student, and Todd Nelder, an exploration survey technician, how to pan for gold, durin...

Prospector's tale mines history of gold in North

Adventurer. Womanizer. Prospector. Ernie Martin was perceived as many things during his lifetime, but his most remarkable achievement is one that's not known well at all.

Barrick Gold recognized as socially responsible

Barrick Gold was recognized by an industry association for its corporate social responsibility at its Hemlo operations in northwestern Ontario. The international miner was the recipient of a special Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Award by the Mining...

Xstrata stops Sudbury mine production over safety concerns

A rash of injuries at two mines in Sudbury forced Xstrata management to temporarily stop operations and send its 300-employee workforce home, Nov. 21.

Ignace likely home for iron ore processing

The privately-held, First Nation family-owned company wants to develop an open pit mine which will create 700 construction jobs within two years and 300 permanent mine and processing jobs.