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Progress update – November 2013

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Why ongoing Mining Act Modernization?

Ontario has the largest metal mining sector in Canada, and accounts for nearly a quarter of the country’s mineral production.

Through new regulations, legislation and policies under Mining Act Modernization (MAM), Ontario aims to stay out in front when it comes to mineral exploration and development in Canada.

Publications Release Notice — December 3, 2013

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on December 3, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is April 8, 2014. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Northwest Mining and Exploration Status Report 2013

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The 2013 Northwest Mining and Exploration Status Report has been released by the staff of the Northwest Ontario Resident Geologist Program.   The report highlights activities in the region which include producing mines and quarries, major exploration projects, amethyst producers and identified mineral resources.

Recommendations for Exploration, 2013-2014

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Recommendations for Exploration across Ontario have been released for 2013/2014. The recommendations are generated annually by staff of the Ontario Geological Survey from research, field programs and areas of industry activity.

Summary of Field Work and Other Activities 2013

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey is pleased to provide Summary of Field Work and Other Activities, 2013 (OFR 6290) for electronic distribution.

Summary of Field Work and Other Activities presents highlights of, and key new information from, mapping and geoscientific research conducted during the year.

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