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Mineral Exploration and Mining

The Ring of Fire is one of the most exciting mineral developments in Canada. The proposed site is located 280km north of Nakina, the northernmost Ward of the Municipality of Greenstone. Mining Sector Fact Sheet

The Environmental Assessment process is well underway for Cliffs Natural Resources proposed Black Thor mine located in the Ring of Fire. Cliffs describes its Black Thor claim as a world class chromite deposit, and anticipates production will commence in 2015.

Within the Municipality, several other mineral exploration and mining opportunities are also taking shape. The Beardmore-Geraldton Gold Camp was a world-renowned producer of gold for many decades in the past. The final mine in the Geraldton part of the camp ceased production in the early 1970's.

Since that time, new technology and the rising price of gold have provided a new incentive for exploration in the area. A number of exploration companies have expended millions of dollars in exploration to prove the location and extent of economic deposits that will result in new mines coming into production in the Beardmore-Geraldton Camp over the next few years.

Photo of Geraldton Mining HeadframePremier Gold Mines Ltd. has entered the advanced exploration stage at their Trans-Canada Project. This project consists of several mining claims along a 50km stretch between Geraldton and Beardmore Wards within the Municipality of Greenstone an area which has seen more than 4 million ounces of historic production. 

Mining was the reason for the founding of the communities in the Beardmore-Geraldton Camp, and mining will be the reason for their resurgence in the years ahead.

Active Mining Claims in the Greenstone Region

         


 For more information on current mineral exploration and mining in the Greenstone area, visit the following links.