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Barrick Gold plans to sell part of its prized Chilean copper mine, in a move to reduce its $13 billion debt burden. The partial sale of Zalidvar will crimp Barrick's cash flow at a time when it is dealing with a slump in copper and gold prices. But Zaldivar, which...

source: The Globe and Mail

During my year as President, a lot of members have told me what they think about APGO, and one thing that seems to really confuse people is how the role of being a professional meshes with the role of being a geoscientist. For the...

source: David S. Hunt, P. Geo., President

The Ontario government is spending $500,000 to help Thunder Bay-based graphite explorer Zenyatta Ventures test samples from its Albany project near the town of Hearst. Zenyatta will use the grant for laboratory work to see if there is enough high-purity graphite at Albany...

source: Northern Miner

To the untrained eye, a visit to Kovit Engineering's lab in Sudbury looks like a number of adults playing with combinations of sand, silt and water. On the surface, the lab might have a lot in common with a child's playground, and the wide-eyed experimentation that comes...

source: Northern Life

Teck Resources has started exploration work on Explor Resources' Timmins Porcupine West property. Teck has the option of earning up to a 70 per cent interest on the property from Explor. Teck is currently conducting short-wave infrared instrument scan analyses on existing...

source: Northern Ontario Business

University of Sydney geoscientists have helped prove that some of the ocean's underwater volcanoes did not erupt from hot spots in Earth's mantle but instead formed from cracks or fractures in the oceanic crust. The discovery helps explain...

source: Science Daily


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