Who Visits Esker Camp?

By Alan Coutts, President and CEO Noront hosts 15-20 site visits in a typical year, some just one day others for several weeks.  So, just who is visiting our camp in the heart of the Ring of Fire? Elders from Marten Falls and Webequie are one important group. They often stay overnight to provide time for them to see all they’d like and to meet with members of their communities who work at site. Continue Reading

“There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills!”

By Ryan Weston, VP Exploration Early last year, Noront began looking at the potential for gold mineralization in the Ring of Fire. The initial work involved reviewing the area’s geological and geophysical maps, and looking for key structures in the bedrock along which gold may have moved through the Earth’s crust billions of years ago. Continue Reading

What is VMS?

By Geoff Heggie, Senior Geologist Noront’s recently completed exploration program was carried out in the McFaulds Lake area and it targeted Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide deposits otherwise known as VMS. Their discovery sparked curiosity among Noront staff and launched a discussion around how VMS deposits are formed. Continue Reading

Why Does Nickel Come Before Chromite?

By Alan Coutts, President and CEO When people talk about the Ring of Fire, they tend to focus on the rich chromite deposits highlighted by the media. But, the first mine that will be developed in the region will actually be Eagle’s Nest, a nickel deposit with strong concentrations of platinum, palladium and copper. Continue Reading