Northern Prospectors Association

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Auditor General’s Report Publis...

Auditor General’s Report Published: Mines and Minerals Review

The Auditor General’s report for Ontario was recently released, and one section pertains to auditing of the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. The report summarizes general trends in royalty receipts of the government, exploration expenditures, while also addressing the Ministry’s performance. The perspective of Auditor General is broad, covering issues from expenditure reports from […]

North Country Aerial: Drones and Mine...

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Dan Larocque, a photogrammecist and certified UAV pilot, and Norm Hawriko presented work completed by North Country Aerial in the use of UAVs/drones for projects in Northern Ontario. Several case studies highlighted the applications of a high resolution camera fitted drone, as well as regulations on its use for projects in Northern Ontario. Results of […]

NPA Update: December Meeting, Drones,...

NPA Update: December Meeting, Drones, Mining Act News, and the Auditor General’s Report

This month’s NPA meeting held on December 3, 2015, was special due to both the attendance by Kirkland Lake mayor Tony Antoniazzi, and a presentation by Dan Larocque and Norm Hawriko on the application of drones to the exploration industry. Additionally, steps were taken to improve the online presence of the NPA to ensure timely […]

New Website Unveiled

New Website Unveiled

The Northern Prospectors Association (NPA) is pleased to announce that its new website is available to the public. The platform will allow for the communication of issues in the mining industry, especially focusing on how these issues affect prospector’s in the Kirkland Lake and Cobalt Areas. Regular news stories accompanied by local events endorsed by […]

Exploration Plans and Permits

Exploration Plans and Permits

As part of the mineral development strategy of MNDM, exploration plans and permits are a way to both notify the public and First Nations of proposed mining and exploration activities, as well as ensuring the mitigation of impacts on the environmental and First Nation’s treaty rights. Preliminary exploration work consisting of line cutting, limited trenching/stripping/pitting/ […]

Mineral Development Strategy

Mineral Development Strategy

The creation of the new Mining Act was a change in direction to including more public and First Nation awareness about mining and exploration activities. The MNDM mineral development strategy is a continuously evolving framework to meet the purpose and goals of the new Mining Act. Read about it more here

Mining Claim Information

Mining Claim Information

The MNDM provides information about individual mining claims, as well as a way to view the location of mining claims on a map relative to regional features, roads, topography, land use type, and restrictions. Mining Claim Information Claim Maps Application Also note that GIS data for majority of the layers on the claim maps application […]

Mineral Claim Forms

Mineral Claim Forms

This link provides access to claim staking, assessment filing, lease applications, claims transfers, and other forms to do with mining claim tenure and filing of assessment work. Go To Forms Additionally, assessment work can be filed online via the Electronic Assessment System (EAS) at the following link: File Assessment Work Online

Mattagami First Nation

Mattagami First Nation

Learn about the Mattagami First Nation as well as contact information. Visit the Site Contact Information

Wahgoshig First Nation

Wahgoshig  First Nation

Learn about the Wahgoshig First Nation as well as contact information. Visit the Site Contact Information