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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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Summer Work Experience for Geoscience Students

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Applications for summer 2017 field assistant with the Ontario Geological Survey are now closed.

Report of Activities 2016

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey’s Resident Geologist Program is pleased to provide Report of Activities 2016 for electronic distribution.

Report of Activities presents program and mineral sector highlights that occurred throughout the year. This year’s compilation, Report of Activities 2016, is available as 6 Open File Reports (OFR), organized by Regional Resident Geologist areas. These reports can be downloaded by clicking on the links provided below. If you wish to purchase hard-copy versions of the Report of Activities 2016, please contact the Publication Sales office.

Publications Release Notice — April 4, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on April 4, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is April 18, 2017. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

MAM Update - March 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Bill 39 Standing Committee Review Completed

The Standing Committee on Justice Policy has completed its review of the proposed Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, 2016 (Bill 39).  Presentations on Schedule 2 of Bill 39, which deals with introduction of online mining claim registration and implementation of a new electronic Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS), took place on March 2nd.

Ontario Mining & Exploration Directory

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Mining & Exploration Directory provides an annual overview of mining operations and mine development projects as well as contact information for metallic and non metallic mineral producers and active exploration companies in Ontario. Production and employment information is also provided for the metallic and industrial mineral producers. The directory is produced annually by the Ontario Prospector's Association.