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Top News Stories

Marshall Minerals Corp. and President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Marshall Minerals Corp. Fined Under the Mining Act.
November 3, 2017 - Convicted - Marshall Minerals Corp. and Harry Quint, President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Marshall Minerals Corp.

Applications open for Mineral Exploration and Training Resources
November 2, 2017 - Ontario is continuing to provide incentives to junior exploration companies to foster training and capacity building for new and potential prospectors, and to encourage Indigenous Peoples to become more involved in prospecting or gain employment in the mineral development sector.

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Recent News

MAM Update - August 8, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

New Conversion Demonstration Tool Available in CLAIMaps

We have updated and enhanced our CLAIMaps IV application in preparation for the implementation of the Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act (Bill 39). This new version launched recently and includes a new online Claim Conversion Demonstration and Claim Boundary Report (CBR) Tool.

MAM Update - August 3, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Time is Running Out for Claim Holders to Obtain Assessment Credits for Georeferencing

Submissions Are Due by the end of Business Day, August 31, 2017

Summer is a busy time for prospecting and exploration work in Ontario. But while new work is being undertaken, we must remind you that we’re in the process of transitioning to a new Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) and there are important dates you should be aware of to prepare to protect your claims.

MAM Update - Special August 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Porcupine Mining Division Spatial Data Now Available

New data that more accurately indicates the location of unpatented mining claims, leases and patents for the Porcupine Mining Division is now available on CLAIMaps.

MAM Update - July 6, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

New Proposed Regulatory Changes Posted on Provincial Registries

The second group of new or amending regulations being put forward as part of Ontario’s work to modernize the Mining Act is now posted for public comment on Ontario’s Environmental Registry and Regulatory Registry. Ontario is proposing a number of regulatory changes including the revocation of one existing regulation.

MAM Update - Special July 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Larder Lake Mining Division Spatial Data Now Available

New data more accurately showing the location of unpatented mining claims, leases and patents for the Larder Lake Mining Division is now available on CLAIMaps. Other divisions for which similar data can currently be viewed include the Kenora, Red Lake, Patricia, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury and Southern Ontario mining divisions.

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