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Top 10 Deepest Mines In The World: Most Of Them Are Gold Mines – by Vikas Shukla (Value Walk.com – April 10, 2019)

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South Africa is home to eight of the world’s top 10 deepest mines. The country has been one of the world’s largest gold producers for decades, even though gold production there has been declining in recent years. A mine is an artificially made pit from where minerals and other resources are extracted. The depth of a mine represents the elevation from the entrance to the deepest excavation point.

The ranking below includes only operational mines, not the ones that are no longer in operation. For instance, the Empire Mine in California has a depth of 2.08 miles, but it’s no longer in operation. Similarly, the Kolar Gold Fields in India, which was 2 miles deep, was shut down in 2001 due to low levels of output after producing gold for centuries.

When they run out of minerals at existing levels, mining companies prefer to go deeper in existing mines to extract more minerals instead of digging a new mine. Continue Reading →

Detour Gold appoints new CEO (Timmins Daily Press – April 2, 2019)

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Detour Gold Corporation — owner of the Detour Lake mine, 300 kilometres northeast of Timmins — has announced the appointment of Michael (Mick) McMullen as chief executive officer and director of the company effective May 1.

McMullen has more than 25 years of international experience in the mining industry, with an accomplished background in all aspects of mining, including exploration, permitting, mine development, financing, operations, product sales, and asset acquisition and divestments as well as the debt and equity markets.

He has managed multiple operations (open pit and underground mines) across multiple jurisdictions. His experience covers a range of commodities, including copper, gold, iron ore and PGMs (platinum group metals). Continue Reading →

Gold keeps exploration drills turning in Timmins – by Len Gillis (Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal – March 4, 2019)

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Aggressive mining exploration continues throughout the Timmins mining camp, thanks to the efforts of at least one smaller producer located in nearby Black River-Matheson.

That’s where McEwen Mining set up shop after purchasing the Black Fox complex from Primero Mining in 2017. To say McEwen’s exploration plan is aggressive would be an understatement.

Company president Chris Stewart revealed in January the company has earmarked $20 million for exploration drilling on its properties in 2019, which include the Black Fox Mine, as well as the Froome, Grey Fox and Tamarack deposits. Continue Reading →

HISTORY: Museums offer first-hand account of local history – by Karen Bachmann (Timmins Daily Press – March 8, 2019)

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Timmins Museum curator Karen Bachmann talks about opportunities to get historic accounts “from the horse’s mouth.”

Three things I learned this week: 1) Never believe them when they say “it’s a done deal”; 2) Never say “yes” when you really mean “no, thank you” and 3) Never, ever, let someone else tell your story.

The first two I already knew – I just needed to be reminded of those principals. The last came as a hard lesson – especially for a curator who should, at the end of the day, know better.

Museums in particular are coming a little late to the party – while we house artifacts and objects and images, that stuff really is nothing without a story that makes it all come to life. I can have people walk through my collections area and look at artifacts, but the “stuff” becomes real for them when I can tell them a story that related to that artifact. Continue Reading →

Timmins at the centre of new gold mining documentary – by Maija Hoggett (Northern Ontario Business – March 6, 2019)

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With gold running deep through the region’s veins, a new documentary is focussing on Timmins’ rich history with the industry. Northern Gold is an original two-part documentary series debuting on TVO this week.

“It is, in a nutshell, about the history of mining in Northern Ontario told through the lens of one mining town, Timmins, Ontario,” explained director/producer Catie Lamer.

Knowing that TVO was looking at exploring gold as a theme, Lamer started digging into different histories. In Northern Ontario, she said, they found an “untold hidden history” of its impact in gold mining and how the industry shaped Ontario and Canada’s economy. Continue Reading →

NEWS RELEASE: Uncover the gripping history of Ontario’s gold mining industry in NORTHERN GOLD

 

World premiere March 6 at 9 pm ET on TVO and tvo.org

February 27, 2019 (Toronto, ON) - From Alibi Entertainment and producer, director, and writer Catie Lamer, TVO Original Northern Gold shines a light on Canada’s complex history of mining, its current effects on the economy, politics and environment, and the shadowy business of high-grading (the theft and smuggling of millions of dollars in gold).

“Many people are probably unaware of Timmins’ own Gold Rush – a part of Ontario’s legacy that is seemingly forgotten – not by all, but by many,” says Lamer. “This once-famous working town is now facing an identity crisis – like many towns in Canada built on the back of one industry.”

“Gold is one of the most scrutinized commodities in markets around the world, and the history of gold is frequently romanticized,” says John Ferri, Vice President TVO Current Affairs and Documentaries. ” Northern Gold gives a voice to the people who are rarely heard from – those directly involved in extracting it.” Continue Reading →

Timmins Bell Creek shaft delivers immediate benefits, enhanced opportunities – by Ron Grech (Timmins Daily Press – February 13, 2019)

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The new shaft at Bell Creek Mine has been in operation since December, and management with Tahoe Resources Canada say the increase in productivity has been immediate.

The new shaft at Bell Creek Mine has been in operation since December, and management with Tahoe Resources Canada say the increase in productivity has been immediate.

“We currently are down to 1,200 metres below surface with our ramp but it’s become uneconomic to do that with trucks,” Peter Van Alphen, vice-president of operations for Tahoe Canada, who was in Timmins Tuesday for the official opening of the Bell Creek shaft.

“We’ve now taken the shaft down to a thousand (1,080) meters and that creates a whole new environment for us here at Bell Creek … Productivity will go up, costs will come down and we can increase our production rate.” Continue Reading →

IAMGOLD getting ready to hire for new gold mine south of Timmins – by Len Gillis (Timmins Daily Press – December 21, 2018)

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Company said the hiring process is about to begin.

IAMGOLD and Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. are getting ready to begin hiring for jobs related to the construction of the Côté Gold Project south of Gogama.

The two companies are in a joint venture on the new open pit gold mine that was formerly known as the Trelawney Project, about 130 kilometres south of Timmins. The project is located just a few kilometres west of Highway 144. A company update revealed that construction for the new mine is slated to begin in 2019 and the company is looking to hire the right people.

“During this time, Côté Gold will be recruiting for key management and supervisory roles in mining, geology, operations and maintenance as well as support roles,” said the company newsletter. Continue Reading →

Former Timmins mayor wanted to buy the Ring of Fire – by Maija Hoggett (Northern Ontario Business – November 15, 2018)

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Steve Black investigated city acquiring Far North deposits after Cliffs departure

In his first week in office, Timmins Mayor Steve Black wanted to buy a mine. Sharing the story of how he wanted to purchase the Ring of Fire is one of the memories he shared about his time in office as he chaired his final council meeting Nov. 13.

Being elected as a councillor in 2010 was a life-changing moment for Black. When the next election rolled around, he won the mayor’s seat. Back in 2014 in his first week on the job as mayor, he recalled going to the CAO and announcing his desire to buy a mine.

At the time, former owner Cliffs Natural Resources was looking to pull out of the project. Knowing the importance of having what is now Noront come to Timmins, Black wanted the city to have control of its destiny. Continue Reading →

Timmins mine the good news story in a tough quarter for Tahoe – by Len Gillis (Timmins Daily Press – November 7, 2018)

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Like other gold companies across the North, the third quarter of 2018 was not kind to Tahoe Resources Inc., the parent company for Tahoe Canada which operates the Timmins West mining complex and the Bell Creek Mine and Mill in Timmins.

Like other gold companies across the North, the third quarter of 2018 was not kind to Tahoe Resources Inc., the parent company for Tahoe Canada which operates the Timmins West mining complex and the Bell Creek Mine and Mill in Timmins.

The company has reported a third quarter earnings loss of $190 million, which compares with a loss of only $8.4 million for the same period last year. This represents a $0.61 loss per share. Continue Reading →

Borden mine innovations tested at Hoyle Pond – by Len Gillis (Timmins Daily Press – October 31, 2018)

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The Hoyle Pond Mine in Timmins has become something of a testing ground for many pieces of mining equipment destined for the new all-electric Borden Lake gold project near Chapleau.

It might also turn out that Hoyle Pond and other “traditional” mines will eventually rely more and more on using all-electric equipment.

Borden is the newest gold mine operation for Goldcorp’s Porcupine Gold Mines division, which also includes Hoyle Pond, the Hollinger open pit and the Dome Mine and milling complex now being studied for the possible Century Project. Continue Reading →

Feds kick in $5M for ‘innovative’ all-electric Borden Mine – by Len Gillis (Timmins Daily Press – October 29, 2018)

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With Goldcorp betting hundreds of millions of dollars on the future of its new Borden Lake gold mine project near Chapleau, the federal government has chipped in with $5 million to show its faith in the project and others like it.

CHAPLEAU – With Goldcorp betting hundreds of millions of dollars on the future of its new Borden Lake gold mine project near Chapleau, the federal government has chipped in with $5 million to show its faith in the project and others like it.

Federal Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi toured the new mine facility on Monday with Goldcorp officials and technical representatives of the mining equipment manufacturers who are working to make it the first all-electric underground mine in Canada, which is considered a major environmental improvement for the mining industry. Continue Reading →

7-year-old girl’s one wish: to visit a mine – by Lydia Chubak (CTV News – October 26, 2018)

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Most children that are granted a wish usually want to go to Disney World, but not seven-year-old Aliesha from Bowmanville, in southern Ontario.

She wanted to be a miner for a day, and thanks to several organizations, she got to fulfill her personal goal.

Aliesha lives with a nervous system disorder and made the trip to Timmins with the help of the Toronto and Central Make-A-Wish Foundation, resource company Sherritt International and mining company Goldcorp. Continue Reading →

Tahoe mine rescue team gets nod for fastest time at int’l competition – by Len Gillis (Timmins Daily Press – October 5, 2018)

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The Tahoe Resources mine rescue team from Timmins is back home after a gruelling week spent at the biennial International Mine Rescue Competition held in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The competition ran Sept. 22 to 28.

Team Tahoe didn’t take home the winning hardware but Timmins Mine Rescue Officer Danny Taillefer said Tahoe and Ontario Mine Rescue performed well despite the stiff competition.

One of the seven Russian teams participating in the event, Emercom, took the overall top honours. A feather in the cap for Team Tahoe was a certificate for being the team with the fastest time for correctly performing various mock disaster scenarios. Continue Reading →

Timmins-area mineral properties ripe for development – by Lindsay Kelly (Northern Ontario Business – September 18, 2018)

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McEwen Mining provides mid-year update on exploration, development activities

Rob McEwen is so confident in the quality of his namesake company and its deposits he’s put $160 million of his own capital into their development, and is taking a salary of just $1 per year, without a bonus or options.

“So why such a big commitment?” he asked during a Sept. 7 mid-year webcast report to investors. “I’m a big believer in our future, the potential of our properties, the skill of our team, and the power of mining to make a meaningful contribution to society at large.”

McEwen is the founder, chair, and chief shareholder of McEwen Mining, which owns a number of gold and base metals properties in the Timmins area, in addition to the El Gallo Mine in Mexico, the San José Mine in Argentina, the Gold Bar property in Nevada, Project Fenix in Mexico, and the Los Azules property in Argentina. Continue Reading →