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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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Ontario’s Mining Act: New Rules, New Tools

Ministry: 

In 2006, Ontario introduced its first ever Mineral Development Strategy, which provided the foundation for the sustainable management and stewardship of Ontario’s mineral resources. Our goal was to reinforce the province’s international position as a leading mining jurisdiction and to promote responsible mineral development for the benefit of all Ontarians. Our modernized Mining Act continues to support these aims.

Publications Release Notice — October 10, 2012

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on October 10, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is November 6, 2012.

Publications Release Notice — August 8, 2012

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on August 8, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is October 10, 2012. Publications can be purchased from Publication Sales, or downloaded for free from GeologyOntario.

Report of Activities, 2011

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey’s Resident Geologist Program is pleased to provide Report of Activities 2011 for electronic distribution.

Ministers’ Statement on Wolf Lake Old Growth Forest Reserve

Ministry: 

Rick Bartolucci, Minister of Northern Development and Mines, and Michael Gravelle, Minister of Natural Resources, issued the following statement today regarding the Wolf Lake Old Growth Forest Reserve:

“One of the most challenging parts of our jobs is balancing economic development opportunities with environmental sustainability. Both are necessities for Ontarians.

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