Mining is Booming in Northern Ontario
June 2006 by Leonard MelmanOne of the results of the dynamic metals prices in recent years has been an enormous increase in mining activity throughout the industry and few places have been impacted as greatly as Northern Ontario, Canada.
Even with my favorite top-of-the-line gold detector there were several false digs. Many of the hot rocks gave a solid signal that was too much like a nugget to ignore. After trying several tests I just dug everything because it is better to be safe than leave a big, deep nugget for a more diligent gold hunter.
The big interest to prospectors thinking about the effect of erosion is not what might happen long into the future, but what they might find in the rivers later this summer when the water levels go down.
Q: Are there any mills that handle VMS ore?
Q: ...A number of scientific studies have been done that concluded our level of dredging is “not” harmful to fish or habitat. I suggest that the Mining Journal list some of these specific studies with brief summaries and conclusions.
The specter of nuclear war temporarily raised its ugly head last month, which prompted many nations to recall their citizens from both India and Pakistan, and sent shock waves through both the financial and metals markets.
Two years after the Bre-X gold mine scandal, the Toronto Stock Exchange proposed dozens of measures February 2 to protect investors from future mining-industry scams.
The first location we worked was a small, dry ravine cutting through many mineralized zones in an area where some hard rock mining had taken place in the past.
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