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Ontario Mining & Exploration Directory - 2021

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.

Report of Activities 2020

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey’s Resident Geologist Program is pleased to provide Report of Activities 2020 for electronic distribution.

Publications Release Notice — April 29, 2021

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are available now for free download from GeologyOntario, or by following the links provided in this release notice.

Maps and reports in hard-copy (paper) format and digital data sets available on physical media (CD or DVD) can be purchased from the Publication Sales office.

Ontario Geological Survey Issues Request to Purchase Private Airborne Geophysical Data

Mines and Minerals Division: 

This Request for Data is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact lise.robichaud@ontario.ca.

The Ontario Geological Survey (OGS) is looking to purchase proprietary airborne geophysical survey data from private-sector companies to enhance its current inventory. Mineral exploration is the lifeblood of Ontario’s mining industry, and the Province is committed to ensuring the sector remains vibrant and prosperous.

Exploration Plans and Permits table

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Exploration Plans & Permits table (updated April 1, 2021) shows the submitted active Plans and Permits. The table shows the Plan or Permit number, the claim holder, township name and the project name.

Read more about Exploration Plans and Exploration Permits.

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