Ring of Fire Secretariat

The Ring of Fire is one of the most promising mineral development opportunities in Ontario in almost a century. Located in Ontario’s Far North, current estimates suggest the multi-generational potential of chromite production, as well as significant production of nickel, copper and platinum.

The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, through the Ring of Fire Secretariat, works with all levels of government, industry and Aboriginal peoples to encourage responsible and sustainable economic development in the region.


Ontario will facilitate the creation of a development corporation to bring together key parties to lead the strategic infrastructure development for the Ring of Fire region.

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Environmental Assessment

The Province supports sustainable development in the Ring of Fire, while upholding Ontario’s commitment to protecting the environment.

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First Nations Partnerships

Government is working closely with First Nation communities in the area in various ways to determine what supports communities need now and in the future.

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Exploration and Development

Several significant new mineral discoveries have been made in the Ring of Fire over the past several years, including chromite, copper, zinc, gold and kimberlite.

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Land Use Planning

Community-based land use planning is a joint process in which Ontario and First Nations work together to make decisions on where land use activities may take place in the Far North.

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