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Register now for APGO's Networking Event in London, Ontario on November 27, 2014
APGO
There is still time to register for APGO's regional networking event in London coming up on November 27, 2014 at the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Robin Goad, P.Geo., President and CEO of Fortune Minerals Limited will be the event's guest speaker and his talk is entitled "Fortune Minerals Limited — Building a Diversified Producer and Important North American Supplier of Raw Materials Critical to a Growing World Economy." Click here for details. To register, please click on this link.
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Attention students! Opportunities just for you at the PDAC 2015 Convention
PDAC
Application for Convention Travel Fund, designed to help students to offset the cost of travelling to Toronto for the 2015 PDAC Convention, is now available online. As well, PDAC is looking for student volunteers to help run this international event. Click on the link to download the travel fund application and/or sign up online as a volunteer.
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Disclaimer: The media articles featured in Field Notes do not express or reflect the opinions of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, or any employee thereof.


Feds announce $6.7 million for geoscience research in N.W.T., Nunavut
CBC News
Nunavut's MP says a $6.7 million investment in geoscience research should lead to big projects down the line. Minister of Environment and Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency Leona Aglukkaq announced the funding recently in Iqaluit. She said it will be used to accurately map mineral deposits and said that will lead to more exploration, more jobs and ultimately more money for Nunavut and N.W.T. communities.
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Mining organization seeking women award nominees
Northern Ontario Business
Women in Mining Canada is seeking nominations for its annual Trailblazer Award, which recognizes women's contributions to mining. Nominations are open to women who hold Canadian citizenship at the time of their accomplishments and can be awarded posthumously. Nominators must provide evidence of their candidate's achievements that demonstrate benefits to the Canadian mineral industry.
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Targeting Ontario's next major nickel discovery
Resource Investing News
Geologists such as Robert Dietz have long suggested that the nickel-copper-PGE ores for which the Sudbury Basin in Ontario is famous, are "of cosmic origin." Furthermore, Dietz suggested that the Sudbury Basin itself was created by a meteorite impact. Data collected suggests that the mineralization causing the Pecors anomaly is more similar to that found at other nickel mines in the Sudbury Basin than to that of the nearby Pele Mountain uranium REE project.
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Detour Gold: 'The ultimate risk-reward name' in gold miners
The Globe and Mail
Unsatisfied with a mere bet on bullion? Desirous of a big, fat, chunky wager on gold prices? May I suggest Detour Gold, a mining stock whose zigs and zags make the volatility in the gold price look picayune by comparison. Detour is a single-asset company, with a young mine near Detour Lake in Northern Ontario. In the past 52 weeks, it's traded as low as $2.88, upon the surprise resignation of its chief executive officer, and as high as $15.62.
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Greenwich Mohawk pilot project earns award
Brant News
A high-tech steam-cleaning method used to remove industrial contamination at Brantford's Greenwich-Mohawk brownfield site has scooped up an award. The Canadian Urban Institute announced recently that it has recognized the demonstration project with a Brownie Award. "The project demonstrated that petroleum hydrocarbon contamination can be removed from the soil in high quantities with minimal physical intrusive work at the site," the Canadian Urban Institute said in a release.
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Lake Shore cuts wide, high grades at 144 Gap zone
Canadian Mining Journal
The first of four drill holes at the 144 exploration area look good to owner Lake Shore Gold of Toronto. The area is immediately southwest of the Thunder Creek deposit at the Timmins West mine 18 kilometres west of the city of the same name. The current drill program is focused on the 144 Gap zone as well as the 144 North and 144 South targets. Gold mineralization was encountered down dip, for example 7.18 g/t over 24.0 metres including 12.61 g/t over 11.5 metres and 4.17 g/t over 30.0 metres.
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Kerr Mines selling Northern Ontario assets
Northern Ontario Business
Kerr Mines has entered a pair of agreements to sell its Northern Ontario assets in a deal worth $11 million. Kerr's assets in the North include the Kerr Addison property, the McGarry Mine property and additional McGarry Township claims in the Larder Lake mining division in Northeastern Ontario. Pursuant to the terms of the first agreement the company has agreed to sell its Kerr Addison property, McGarry Mine Property and additional McGarry Township claims, in exchange for the following.
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Ghosts of the gold fields: Ontario's Eldorado
Sarnia Observer
The words "gold rush" conjure images of Barkerville, B.C., or the Klondike, with their boom-town buildings and barroom brawls. They scarcely evoke thoughts of southern Ontario, in particular the rugged hills north of Belleville. Yet that is exactly where Ontario's first gold rush took place. It all began in 1866 when court clerk and part-time prospector Marcus Powell discovered a gold-laden cave on the farm of John Richardson.

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Sudbury's Transition Metals juggles several exploration projects
Northern Ontario Business
The last year was difficult for mining exploration companies, but it was an improvement over 2013, says Scott McLean, president and CEO of Sudbury-based Transition Metals. "2015, I expect, is going to be better than 2014," McLean said at the 2014 Ontario Prospectors Association Exploration and Geoscience Symposium.

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Howard Hampton to advise federal NDP on Ontario's Ring of Fire
CBC News
In a bid to try and push ahead the ill-fated development of the Ring of Fire mining project in northern Ontario, the federal NDP is bringing a well-known Ontario face on board to help. CBC News has learned federal New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair will announce former Ontario NDP leader Howard Hampton as a special adviser for the party. Mulcair will make the announcement before the party's weekly caucus meeting.

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Low commodity prices a top concern at Mines Quebec
Montreal Gazette
The two-year slump in commodity prices may dominate debate at the 2014 Mines Quebec convention in Quebec City, but the 2,000 participants will have their sights firmly set on a market upturn within two years. "Quebec sits on one of the world's great stores of minerals and the mining industry has navigated many past downcycles," said Josée Méthot, CEO of the Quebec Mining Association, a lead sponsor.
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Mining for history in Tonopah, NV
Canada.com
The town of Tonopah, NV was the site of just such a fascinating rush at the turn of the 20th century. While many other mines were running dry, Tonopah experienced a surge of activity after the 1900 Jim and Belle Butler Strike near the town. We recently had a chance to visit the town and the museum that documents Tonopah's fascinating and historic past. Located a three-hour drive north of Las Vegas, the tiny town of Tonopah (population 2,478) is dominated by the Mining Park and the towering masts that once pulled precious metals and a livelihood from the ground.
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