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Ring of Fire Developments


The Ring of Fire is one of the richest Canadian mineral discoveries in more than a generation. At this time, the Greenstone Municipal Economic Development Department is working diligently to prepare the region's infrastructure for the impending surge of mineral activity.

Link to Cliffs VideoRing of Fire developments are creating opportunities for expansion across Northwestern Ontario, and as the base-case location for a transload facility, the Municipality of Greenstone is expected to experience growth.

For more information on the Cliffs Chromite Project and Base-Case Scenario, see Cliffs Project Description Summary.

To view a video of Cliffs' anticipated Chromite Project in the James Bay Lowlands, located 280km north of the Ward of Nakina, click here or on the image to the right.

Exton (Nakina) - Ferrochrome Refinery

ExtonA report released on September 20th, 2011 concludes that siting a ferrochrome refinery at Exton (7km west of Nakina, the Municipality's northernmost Ward) for Ring of Fire minerals is technically, environmentally and economically feasible.

For details of this report and a description of the "Made in Greenstone" approach, see the following documents:

Media Release - Greenstone Delegation Meets with Cliffs in Cleveland
Cleveland - November 17, 2011

Media Release - New report concludes Exton is viable site for Ring of Fire Refinery
Thunder Bay - September 20, 2011

A Made in Greenstone Approach
A vision for the successful supply of energy to a ferrochrome refinery in Greenstone (Exton)

Technical Analysis - Energy Supply Related to Exton Ferrochrome Refinery Siting
September 14, 2011

Finland Transforms Chrome Deposits Into World’s Largest Single Site Stainless Steel Production Facility at Tornio: A History – by Jorma Kovalainen

APTN interview with Minister Tony Clement on the Ring of Fire Click Here.