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Top News Stories

Reports Highlight Significant Economic Impact of Mining Sector
Oct 28, 2014 - The Ontario government is investing in new research by the mining industry to guide long-term development of this economically vital sector.

Ontario Establishes Ring Of Fire Infrastructure Development Corporation
Aug 28, 2014 - Ontario has taken another step to drive progress in the Ring of Fire region, delivering on its July 3, 2014 commitment to establish a development corporation within 60 days. 

Recent News

Publications Release Notice — November 4, 2014

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on November 4, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is early December, 2014. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Publications Release Notice — October 7, 2014

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on October 7, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is November 4, 2014. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Publications Release Notice — September 17, 2014

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on September 17, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is October 7, 2014. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Progress update – August 2014

Mines and Minerals Division: 

How to Keep your Prospector’s Licence Valid:

Take the Mining Act Awareness Program by November 1, 2014

If you have a prospector’s licence you must complete the Mining Act Awareness Program (MAAP) by November 1, 2014 to keep your licence valid.

If you don’t complete the MAAP by November 1, 2014 you won’t be able to stake a mining claim unless you obtain a new prospector’s licence. You will need to take the MAAP and pay the required fee to get a new prospector’s licence.

Publications Release Notice — August 6, 2014

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on June 3, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is August 6, 2014.

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