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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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Recent News

Publications Release Notice — July 11, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on July 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

MAM Update - May 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Building A System On Highly Accurate Spatial Data

Phase III of Modernizing the Mining Act will implement a new Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS), which will include the new provincial grid.  The grid will show the precise location of mining claims along with the location of newly updated spatial data. On occasion, other spatial data on our maps may not precisely correlate with actual survey evidence on the ground.

MAM Update - Ontario Legislature Passes Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Ontario Legislature Passes Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, 2017

Today at Queen’s Park, the Ontario Legislature passed the Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, 2017 (Bill 39) on a vote after the close of third reading debate.  This legislation amends and modernizes both the Mining Act under the auspices of the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Aggregate Resources Act. Bill 39 only requires royal assent before becoming law.

MAM Update - April 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

First New Proposed Regulations Posted For Public Comment on Provincial Registries

As part of the preparatory work on Modernizing the Mining Act, the ministry has been developing draft regulations that would support the proposed new legislation (Bill 39).  At least six new or amending regulations would be put forward in stages.  A proposal for the first two regulations, now posted to Ontario’s Environmental Registry and

Publications Release Notice — April 18, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on April 18, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is July 11, 2017. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

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