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Blackbird Chromite Geology Update

By Matt Deller, Senior Geologist The Eagle’s Nest nickel-copper-platinum group metals deposit will be the first mine developed in the Ring of Fire. But soon after, Noront will start ore production from its Blackbird chromite deposit located less than a kilometer away.  For this reason, Noront’s geologists are taking another detailed look at all the information related to Blackbird. Continue Reading

What’s a Cross Shift?

By Geological Technicians Rob Lyght and Roydon Spence At Esker Site work is scheduled on a two-week rotating basis and cross shifts are used to keep duties and work moving forward. A cross shift is a type of schedule where two workers carry out the same or similar work passing tasks to a partner when they go home, on vacation or on break. Continue Reading

Critical Mineral Collaboration

By Alan Coutts, President and CEO In January, Canada and the U.S. announced the Joint Action Plan on Critical Minerals Collaboration, an agreement that aims to increase production and secure supply chains for minerals that are critical to strategic industries like defence, aerospace and communications. Continue Reading

A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

by Bob Carreau, Advisor, Corporate Sustainability Bob Carreau is an Environmental Scientist with 40 years of experience in the mining industry. He came out of a very active retirement to join Noront as a sustainability advisor. We asked him why and what attracted him to Noront. Continue Reading

Esker Site Upgrades

By Mike Desilets, Site and Project Manager Esker Site has been bustling this year with maintenance activity and upgrades to some of our primary assets. Improvements include: Logs starting to rot on the boardwalks and railings around site were replaced Continue Reading

Introducing the Eagle’s Eye Podcast

By Alan Coutts, President and CEO Podcasts have become popular over the last decade as a form of entertainment and a source of information and learning. In fact, over 10 million Canadians have listened to a podcast in the last month. Following on the popularity of our Eagle’s Eye newsletter, we decided to bring you some new and different perspectives via podcasting. Continue Reading

Welcome Aroland!

By Alan Coutts, President and CEO Aroland First Nation is located 20 km west of Nakina in Northwestern Ontario and holds the traditional lands at the south end of the proposed North-South all-season road to the Ring of Fire. The Noront team visited Aroland in mid-May to better understand the vision and economic development strategy that Chief and Council have for their community. Continue Reading