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Visit the Ontario Pavilion at PDAC 2020

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Ontario is open for business at the 2020 Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention.

Talk to our team of mining and business experts, explore Ontario’s geology resources, and attend one of our seminars to learn about critical minerals, battery metals, gold and exploration opportunities.

Find us at booth 637 in the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Ontario Mining & Exploration Directory - 2020

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.

Publications Release Notice — February 19, 2020

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on February 19, 2020, 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.

Recommendations for Exploration, 2019–2020

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Recommendations for Exploration across Ontario have been released for 2019–2020. 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, 2019

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey is pleased to provide Summary of Field Work and Other Activities, 2019 (OFR 6360) 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.