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Mineral Exploration Research Center
The Mineral Exploration Research Center (MERC) is a collaborative center for mineral exploration research and education supported by Industry, government and Laurentian University in Sudbury.
Hosted by Toronto Geological Discussion Group
Speaker: Sean Horan, RPA Principal Geologist/Geostatistician
Feb. 13, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Twenty Toronto Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto
In the mining industry, the uptake of Mineral Resource Estimation methods is dependant on practicality, incorporation of commercial software, education/training and school of thought.
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With the deadline looming in a competition to build a ferrochrome smelter for Noront Resources, a team of Sudbury professionals is heading to Finland to learn more about a world class ferrochrome production facility. Mayor Brian Bigger will lead the delegation to Tornio, Finland to meet with mining industry leaders from Outokumpu — a stainless steel producer. Bigger says the delegation will also meet with municipal, public health and economic development officials.
Local MPP Sylvia Jones' request that an open house to solicit feedback about Ontario's proposal to expand the Greenbelt be held in Dufferin County is being addressed by the province.
"We'd always planned to do one in Orangeville," Mark Cripps, spokesperson for Ontario's Minister of Municipal Affairs Bill Mauro, told the Banner recently. "We're doing one in Barrie. We're doing one in Alliston. We're doing one in Kitchener. There are a bunch of them."
Northern Ontario Business
The Northern Ontario Mining Showcase has evolved to the point where it's become a mini-trade show within the international mining industry's largest convention.
The Temiskaming Shores-led pavilion has 100 Northern Ontario companies and organizations signed up to attend the annual Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) mining convention, March 4-7 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto.
That's up from the 92 exhibitors who displayed at the 2017 event.
As part of the modernization of the mining act, Ontario will move to an online mining claim registration process. Sure, we can't stop progress; sure, we can't live in the past; sure, we can't blah, bah, blah. At the risk of sounding like some romanticized Luddite, the adventure that was prospecting and its impact on the development of Northern Ontario is now just another bit of history.
Before I go any further, I will admit that being a prospector in the Porcupine in 1907 was not an easy proposition. Waltzing into the hinterland back then was no great picnic; the railway did not venture this way, which meant walking and canoeing and by association, portaging, was the norm.
Preferred options for a wastewater system that could cost $118 million and swell the urban population to 14,600 were presented to Erin town council recently.
This is the first detailed look at how sewer service could be provided to most homes in Hillsburgh and Erin village, as the town pushes to complete an environmental assessment that had its first public meeting in 2009.
No decisions have been made, and it will still be more than five years until sewers could be operational.
Drinking "raw water" collected from springs and other so-called pure sources appears to be a growing natural health craze in the U.S. — and one in the era of social media that could quickly find its way to Canada.
But public health experts advise Canadians against embracing the raw water fad, saying untreated water can carry a host of micro-organisms that may cause severe illness and even death.
"There's a long human history of consuming raw water over millennia and centuries and that has resulted in numerous documented outbreaks of serious infectious diseases and fatalities," Dr. Ray Copes, chief of environmental and occupational health at Public Health Ontario, said recently.
Lab Manager Magazine
Two wayward space rocks, which separately crashed to Earth in 1998 after circulating in our solar system's asteroid belt for billions of years, share something else in common: The ingredients for life. They are the first meteorites found to contain both liquid water and a mix of complex organic compounds such as hydrocarbons and amino acids.
A detailed study of the chemical makeup within tiny blue and purple salt crystals sampled from these meteorites, which included results from X-ray experiments at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, also found evidence for the pair's past intermingling and likely parents.
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