Measuring 20 kilometres by 30 kilometres, Morris believes TPK has district-scale
mining possibilities, comparable to the Hollinger Mine complex in Timmins or
the Red Lake district. “I’ve been in this business for 35 years. I’ve never
seen anything like this.”
Tom Morris is excited to be finally returning to his roots. The president-CEO of Northern Superior Resources has two projects on the go this summer as his Sudbury exploration outfit advances a promising Quebec gold project while simultaneously blowing the dust off a mothballed gold and base metals property in Ontario’s Far North.
“When it comes to doing what we’re supposed to be doing, which is exploration, we’ve been pretty dormant,” Morris admits. During the downturn, it was all about survivability for many junior miners who tightened their belts as exploration dollars dried up.
After weathering that period in reasonably good shape, and with market interest in commodities looking favourable, it’s now time to get back to work with exploration dollars in hand and new company leadership in place. “Timing was everything,” said Morris. “I kept the company going for this opportunity that we knew was coming at some point.”
After raising more than $4 million in flow-through dollars, and $2 million coming from strategic mining investor Eric Sprott, the company entered the summer field season with renewed optimism.
Northern Superior bills itself as a project generator with a stable of 22 properties in various stages of exploration.Stemming from his 14 years as a geologist with the Ontario Geological Survey, Morris places particular emphasis on developing quality science-based projects.
Unfortunately, the company has gained more notoriety in recent years for its ongoing litigation against the Ontario government in a duty-to-consult case that heads to an appeal court later this year.