Who Has The Power?

By Camp Foreman, Veikko Wennstrom Hauling fuel is a reality of mining in Northern Ontario. Winter is the best time to do this, because we can build an ice strip that can handle a larger plane. Winter planes can carry up to three times more than the float planes we use in summer. We start in early winter by plowing the ice at Koper Lake to make it thicker. Once the ice reaches 26 inches, we start flying in fuel. Continue Reading

ᐊᐧᐁᓂᑲᐣ ᒣᐢᑲᐧᐃᓯᐟ

ᑲ ᐅᑭᒪᐧᐃᐟ, ᐯᓪᑯ ᐧᐃᐣᐢᑐᐧᕋᑦ ᐁ ᐃᔓᐧᐃᑕᓂᐧᐊᐠ ᐱᒥᔾ ᑲ ᐃᔑ ᒧᓇᐃᑫᐧᐃ ᐊᐸᑎᓯᓇᓂᐧᐊᐠ ᒪᒪᐢᑲᑌᓂᑕᐧᑲᐣ ᐅᑌ ᑭᐧᐁᑎᓄᐠ ᐊᐢᑭᐠ᙮ ᒣᐧᑲ ᐱᐳᐣ ᒥᓄᐸᓂᐤ ᐅᒪ ᐁᑐᒋᑲᑌᐠ᙮ ᐧᐁᓴ ᑲᐡᑭᑕᓂᐧᐊᐣ ᐁ ᐅᔑᑕᓂᐧᐊᐠ ᑐᐅᐧᐃᐣ ᒪᐢᐧᑲᒥᐠ ᑫ ᑭ ᑐᐅᒪᑲᐠ ᑲᒥᔕᐠ ᑲᐱᒥᓇᒪᑲᐠ᙮ ᐁᐱᐳᐠ ᑲ ᐊᐸᑕᑭ ᑲᐱᒥᓇᒪᑲᑭ ᐊᐧᐊᓯᑌ ᓂᐢᐧᑕ ᐃᓂᑯᐠ ᐊᓂᐧᐊᐠ ᑲᐡᑭᑕᐧᐊᐠ ᑭᒋ ᐱᒪᐅᑕᓱᒋᐠ ᐃᐡᐱᐨ ᐧᐃᓇ ᓂᐱᐠ ᑲ ᑐᐅᒪᑲᐠ ᑲᐱᒥᓇᒪᑲᐠ ᑲ ᐊᐸᒋᑕᔭᐠ ᐁᓂᐱᐠ᙮ ᐧᐃᐸᐨ ᑭᓂᒋᑕᓇᐣ ᐁ ᐊᑎ ᐱᐳᐠ ᐁᐱᐢᐧᑲᐧᐊᑭᐟ ᒪᐢᐧᑲᒥᐟ ᑯᐸᕐ ᓴᑲᐃᑲᓂᐠ ᐁᐧᐃ ᑭᐢᐸᑭᓯᑯᑕᔭᐠ᙮ ᐃᐢᐱ 26 ᐁ ᐃᐢᐱᒋ ᑭᐢᐸᑭᓯᐟ ᒪᐢᐧᑲᒥᔾ ᐁᐧᑲᓂ ᐁᐃᐢᐸᓂᐧᑕᔭᐠ ᐱᒥᔾ᙮ Continue Reading

ᐊᐗᓀᐣ ᐊᔭᐨ ᒪᐡᑲᐎᓯᐎᓂᓂ?

ᑲᐯᔑᐎᐣ ᑲᓂᑲᓂᐡᑲᐠ, ᐱᑯ ᐌᐣᓯᐟᕒᐅᒼ ᑲ ᓇᑕᐦᐅᑕᓱᓇᓂᐗᐠ ᐱᒥᑌ ᑌᐺᐗᐣ ᑲᓄᑕᓯᓂᑲᓂᐗᐠ ᑭᐌᑎᓄᐠ ᐅᐣᑌᕒᐃᔪ᙮ ᑲᐱᐳᐠ ᒪᐗᐨ ᐃᔑᒥᓄᓭ ᐅᐅᐌ ᑲᑐᒋᑲᑌᐠ, ᐊᓂᐡ ᑲᑭᐅᔑᑐᒥᐣ ᒥᑯᒥᑲᐠ ᑲᐃᔑᐳᓂᒪᑲᐠ ᑲᒥᔕᑭᐣ ᐱᒥᓭᐎᓇᐣ᙮ ᑲᐱᐳᐠ ᐱᒥᓭᐎᓇᐣ ᑕᑭᐱᒪᐦᐅᑕᓱᒪᑲᓄᐣ ᓂᔀ ᐊᐗᔑᒣ ᓂᐱᓂ ᐱᒥᓭᐎᓇᐣ ᑲ ᐊᐸᒋᑐᔭᐠ ᒣᑾᐨ ᑲᓂᐱᐠ᙮ ᓂᒪᒋᑕᒥᐣ ᐎᐸᐨ ᑲᓂᐱᐳᐠ ᐁᐸᐡᑾᐦᐃᑫᔭᐠ ᒥᑯᒥᑲᐠ ᐃᐃᒪ ᑯᐳᕒ ᓴᑲᐦᐃᑲᓂᐠ ᒋᑭᐸᑲᑎᐠ ᒥᑯᒥᑲᐠ᙮ Continue Reading

ᐅᐡᑲᐨ ᐊᐣᑕ ᕆᐣᐠᐊᑊᐸᔭᕐ

ᐅᐡᑲᐨ ᑲ ᐊᑎ ᓄᒋᒋᑲᓂᐧᐊᑭᐸᐣ ᐅᓴᒥ ᐊᐢᑭᐧᐃᒪᓯᓇᐃᑲᐣ ᑭᓄᒋᑕᓂᐧᐊᓄᐸᓂ ᑭᓄᑕᓯᓂᐧᐊᓄᐸᐣ ᐧᐊᑭᐨ ᐅᒋ ᐊᓂᑭ ᑲᐧᐊᑭᒋᔑᑭᐠ᙮ ᐊᐣᑕ ᕆᐣᐡ ᐊᑊᐸᔭᕐ ᐊᓂᑭ ᐊᓯᓂᔭᐠ ᑭᐊᓂᒥᐃᑯᓇᓂᐧᐊᐣ ᐁᓄᒋᐃᒋᐠ ᓇᓇᑕᐧᐃ ᑭᐢᑫᓂᑕᒧᐧᐃᓂᐠ᙮ ᐃᐢᐱ ᑲ ᐃᐡᐧᑲ ᓄᑕᓯᓂᐧᐊᓂᐧᐊᐠ ᑲ ᐃᐡᐧᑲ ᐳᔕᑲᐃᑲᓂᐧᐊᐠ ᒥᑐᓂ ᑭᒪᒥᑐᓂᑲᑕᐧᐊᑲᓂᐧᐃᐸᓂᐠ ᑭ ᐊᑎ ᑐᒋᑲᑌᐤ ᐁ ᑭ ᑭᐢᑭᓄᐧᐊᒋᑕᓂᐧᐊᐠ ᑲ ᑭ ᐃᔑ ᓄᒋᒋᑲᓂᐧᐊᐠ ᓀᐢᑕ ᐁ ᑭ ᐊᑎ ᑭᑕᐅᓂᒋᐠ ᐊᓂᑭ ᐊᓯᓂᔭᐠ ᑲ ᑭᓂᐧᑲᓇᐢᑯᐸᓂᐠ ᐁ ᑭ ᐊᐸᑕᐠ᙮ ᑭᐧᓀᐡ ᑭᐢᐸᓂᐤ ᓀᐢᑕ ᒥᐢᑕᐃ ᑭᐢᐸᓂᐤ ᔓᓂᔭᓂᐠ ᐃᔑ᙮ ᐊᓂᑭ ᑲᓇᑲᒋᒋᐠ ᐅᒪ ᐃᔑ ᑭᓇᓇᑫᓂᒧᑐᑕᐧᒪᐠ ᑭᒋ ᑭᐧᒣᒋ ᒥᔓᑕᑭᐠ ᑲ ᑭ ᐃᔑ ᓇᓇᑕᐧᐃ ᑐᑕᑭᐠ ᐅᐅ ᑫᐧᑲᓇ ᑲᑭᑲᐧᑫ ᒥᐢᑲᑭᐠ ᓀᐢᑕ ᑭᒋ ᑭ ᐸᑭᓴᑭᐠ᙮ ᐊᐣᑕ ᕆᐣᐠᐊᐢᐸᔭᕐ᙮ ᑲᐯᐯᐧᑲᑕᐃᑲᓂᐧᐊᐠ ᕆᐣᐠ ᐊᑊᐸᔭᕐ Continue Reading

ᓂᑕᒼ ᐃᐃᒪ ᑲᐃᔑᑭᓂᑾᓇᑌᐠ ᐃᐡᑯᑌᐎ ᐊᐦᑭᐠ

ᓂᑕᒼ ᑲᓂᒪᑕᓄᑭᓇᓂᐗᐠ, ᑲᓇᓇᑲᒋᒋᑲᓂᐗᐠ ᓂᑕᒼ ᑐᒋᑲᑌ ᐊᐦᑭᐎᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓂᐠ ᒥᓇ ᐁᓇᑲᒋᐦᐊᑲᓀᐗᐨ ᐊᓯᓂᐠ ᐅᑭᑕᑲᒥᐠ ᑲᔭᐱᐗᐨ ᐁᔑᓂᑲᑌᐠ ᑲᐅᑭᑕᐱᐗᐠ ᐊᓯᓂᐠ᙮ ᐃᐃᒪ ᑲᐃᔑᑭᓂᑾᓇᑌᐠ ᐃᐡᑯᑌᐎ ᐊᐦᑭᑲᐗᒋᓇᓄᐣ ᑲᐃᔑᐊᐱᐗᐨ ᐊᓯᓂᐠ ᐅᑭᑕᑲᒥᐠ ᐁᑭ ᓴᓇᑭᓭᐠ ᒋᓇᓇᑐᑭᑫᒋᑲᓂᐗᐠ ᐊᓄᑭᐎᐣ᙮ ᑭᐡᐱᐣ ᐁᑲ ᑲᑲᐗᐸᒪᑲᓀᐨ ᐊᓯᐣ ᐅᑭᑕᑲᒥᐠ, ᓇᓇᑲᒋᒋᑫᐎᐣ ᑐᒋᑲᑌ ᔕᑄᑌᐱᒋᑫᐎᓇᐣ ᒥᓇ ᐁᓂᑐᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᑲᒧᓇᐦᐊᓯᓂᑲᓂᐗᐠ᙮ ᒧᓇᐦᐊᓯᓂᑫᐎᓇᐣ ᐊᓇᒪᑲᒥᐠ ᑲᐃᔕᒪᑲᑭᐣ ᒥᔕᐗᐣ, ᑯᓯᑯᓄᐣ ᒥᓇ ᐊᐣᒋᐎᒋᑲᑌᐗᐣ ᑲᑭᔑᐸᔭᑯᐱᑌᐠ ᐱᒥᓭᐎᐣ ᐊᐸᒋᒋᑲᑌ ᒥᓇ ᑭᓉᐡ ᐁᐃᓯᓭᐠ ᒥᓇ ᒥᑕᐦᐃ ᐁᒣᑎᓂᑲᓂᐗᐠ ᔓᓂᔭ᙮ ᑭᓇᑕᐌᑕᒥᐣ ᑲᑲ ᐊᑭᐣᑌᐠ, ᑲᑲᒪᔑᒋᑫᒪᑲᐠ ᑐᑕᒧᐎᐣ “ᑲᓇᓇᑕᐗᓯᓂᑲᓂᐗᐠ” ᑲᐃᔑᓇᑯᑭᐣ ᐊᓯᓂᐠ ᐊᓇᒪᑲᒥᐠ ᑲᑲᑴᑌᐱᓂᑲᑌᑭᐣ, ᑭᓇᓇᑲᒋᑐᒥᐣ ᒥᓇ ᑭᐅᓀᑕᒥᐣ ᒋᑭᐊᐸᒋᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐃᐃᐌ ᑲᑭᔑᐸᓭᐠ ᑲᑭᒋᐳᑕᒋᑫᒪᑲᐠ (RAB) ᒧᓇᐦᐃᑫᐎᐣ - ᒪᐗᐨ ᓂᑕᒼ ᐅᐅᒪ ᑲᐃᔑᑭᓂᑾᓇᑌᐠ ᐃᐡᑯᑌᐎ ᐊᐦᑭᐠ᙮ Continue Reading

A First in the Ring of Fire

In its early stages, exploration is often done by mapping and prospecting rocks at the surface which are called outcrops. In the Ring of Fire there are very few outcrops which makes exploration challenging. When no outcrops are exposed, exploration is typically done through geophysical surveys followed by diamond drilling. Diamond drills are large, heavy and moved by helicopter which takes a lot of time and money. We needed an affordable, lower impact method to “prospect” interesting geophysical targets, so we got creative and decided to use Rotary Air Blast (RAB) drilling—a first in the Ring of Fire. Continue Reading

Winter Exploration Update

It's been a busy few months as we executed Phase One of our winter exploration program. We began by retrieving drill core from our McFaulds copper-zinc VMS property and bringing it back to Esker Camp for analysis — no small task we can assure you! We hadn’t had an opportunity to review this core since we acquired the project from Cliffs in 2015. Now that we have it, our geologists are busy re-logging the core to better understand the geology of the deposits. Continue Reading

ᐁᐱᐳᐠ ᓇᓇᑕᐧᐊᐸᒋᑫᐧᐃᐣ ᐁᑎᐸᑐᒋᑲᑌᐠ

ᓇᐢᐱᐨ ᑭ ᑭᒋ ᑎᓇᐅᓇᓂᐧᐊᐣ ᑲ ᑭᑐᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐁ ᐅᑎᓂᑲᑌᐠ ᑫᐧᑲᓇ᙮ ᐁᐅᑯᒪ ᐯᔭᐠ ᑕᐸᑎᓱᐧᐃᓂᓇᐣ ᓂᑭᐊᑎ ᒪᐧᐊᑐᓀᓇᐣ ᐁ ᐅᑎᓇᒪᐠ ᐊᓂᐃ ᑫᐧᑲᓇ ᑲᐱᐅᑕᐃᑲᑌᑭ ᐊᐣᑕ ᐅᒋ ᒪᐠᑊᐯᐸᓪᐢ ᐊᓯᓂᔾ ᐅᓴᐧᐊᐱᐢᐧᑲᐠ᙮ VMS ᐅᑕᔭᓇ ᐁᐢᑯᕐ ᑲᑦᐱᐠ ᐅᒋ ᑭᒋ ᓇᓇᑕᐧᐃ ᑭᐢᑫᓂᒥᒋᐠ ᐅᑯ ᐊᓯᓂᔭᐠ᙮ ᒧᓇ ᐊᐱᔕᔑᐣ ᐊᐸᑎᓯᐧᐃᐣ ᑲᑐᒋᑲᑌᐠ᙮ ᒧᓇ ᔕᑯᐨ ᐁᐡᐧᑲ ᑐᒋᑲᓇᐧᐊᐸᑌᓇᐣ ᑲ ᐅᑎᓇᒪᐠ ᐊᐣᑕ ᐅᒋ ᐊᐢᐱᐣ ᑲ ᑭ ᓇᓇᑕᐧᐃ ᑭᐢᑫᓂᑕᐧᑲᐸᐣ ᑭᓕᑊ ᐊᑐᐢᑫᐧᐃᐣ 2015᙮ ᐊᔕᔾ ᒪᑲ ᑕᔭᐧᐊᓇᓂᐠ ᐅᒪ ᑲ ᐃᔑ ᑲᐡᑭᐅᒋᐠ ᑲᓇᑲᒋᐊᒋᐠ ᐊᓯᓂᔭ᙮ ᐧᐃᓇᐧᐊᐤ ᒥᑐᓂ ᓇᑲᒋᐁᐧᐊᐠ ᓀᐢᑕ ᓂᓯᑐᑕᐧᒪᐠ ᐅᐅ ᑫᐧᑲᓇ ᐧᐃᓇᐧᐊᐤ ᓀᐢᑕ ᑲᑕ ᓇᐃᑲᐧᐁᐧᐊᐠ᙮ Continue Reading

ᑲᐱᐳᐠ ᓇᓇᑐᑭᑫᒋᑫᐎᓇᐣ ᑎᐸᒋᒧᐎᐣ

ᑭᑭᒋᐅᑕᒥᒥᐣ ᐅᐅᐌᑎ ᐅᑕᓇᐠ ᑲᐱᑭᓯᓱᐗᐠ ᐁᑭᒪᑕᓄᑭᑕᒪᐠ ᓂᑕᒼ ᐯᔑᐠ ᐃᐃᐌ ᑲᐱᐳᐠ ᓇᓇᑐᑭᑫᒋᑫᐎᐣ ᑕᓄᑭᐎᓂᓇᐣ᙮ ᑭᒪᒋᑕᒥᐣ ᐁᑭᐅᑕᐱᓇᒪᐠ ᑲᑭᒧᓇᐦᐃᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᐊᓯᓂᐠ ᐃᐃᒪ ᒪᐠᐸᓬᐟᐢ ᐅᓴᐎᐱᐗᐱᑯ ᐊᓯᓂᐠ VMS ᐊᐦᑭᑲᐠ ᒥᓇ ᐁᑭᐱᑭᐌᑐᔭᐠ ᐃᐃᒪ ᐁᐢᑯᕒ ᑲᐯᔑᐎᓂᐠ ᒋᓇᓇᑲᒋᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ - ᑲᐎᐣ ᒋᐊᑲᓯᐠ ᐅᐅᐌ ᐊᓄᑭᐎᐣ ᐁᐎᑕᒪᑯᔦᐠ! ᑲᐎᐣ ᐅᐣᒋᓯᓭᓯᓄᐣ ᒋᑭᓇᓇᑲᒋᑐᔭᐠ ᐅᑯᐌᓂᐗᐠ ᐊᓯᓂᐠ ᐊᐱ ᑲᑭᑌᐱᓇᒪᐠ ᓇᑲᒋᒋᑫᐎᐣ Cliffs ᒣᑾᐨ 2015᙮ ᐊᔕ ᐁᑭᑌᐱᓇᒪᐠ, ᑲᓇᓇᑲᒋᐊᓯᓂᑫᐗᐨ ᑭᒋᐅᑕᒥᐗᐠ ᐁᑭᐌᓇᑲᒋᐦᐊᑲᓀᐗᐨ ᒧᓇᐦᐊᓯᓂᐠ ᒋᑭᓂᓯᑕᐎᓂᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᑲᐃᔑᓇᑯᓯᐗᐨ ᐊᓯᓂᐠ ᐃᐃᒪ ᑲ ᐊᐱᐗᐨ᙮ Continue Reading