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

Noront Visits Waabizheshibaawitig – Marten Falls First Nation

By guest contributor Maria Baxter, CCLO for Marten Falls First Nation In November 2017, a team from Noront Resources visited Marten Falls to meet with community members, Chief and Council, Band Advisor Qasim Saddique and Advisor Lawrence Baxter. The meeting took place at the Henry Coaster Memorial School gym where we all gathered for an update on development in the Ring of Fire from the asin inini ogima (Rock man boss). Continue Reading

Wow! Time Flies When You Work at Noront

By Matt Downey, Manager, Lands and Data I started working for Noront as a Geologist and Data Manager in 2008 shortly after the initial discovery of Eagle’s Nest, and right around the time of the Blackbird chromite discovery. Although it was only 10 years ago, this makes me the longest serving Noront employee. Continue Reading

Target Zero

By Mike Desilets, Project Manager Noront’s goal is for everyone to return home from work ‘safe and well’ to their families and loved ones. To accomplish this, we are aiming for zero incidents. Continue Reading

McFaulds No.8: Noront’s Newest Exploration Discovery

We recently completed our first drill program on the McFaulds property we acquired from Cliffs in 2015. It had previously been explored by others between 2002 and 2011. We were looking for copper and zinc-rich mineralization associated with volcanic rocks in the area known as VMS deposits (volcanogenic massive sulfide). Continue Reading