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
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.
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
In early October, Marten Falls, Webequie and Noront co-hosted a site visit to Esker Camp for MPPs who represent key portfolios related to mining and indigenous relations: Minster Michael Gravelle, Minister David Zimmer and Minister Bill Mauro.
Chief Bruce Achneepineskum and Chief Cornelius Wabasse welcomed the Ministers upon arrival, representing the traditional landholders of the area. Continue Reading
Planning your future can be tough. You have to figure out what you want to do, which school is right for you and how to pay for your education. At Noront, we know this can be frustrating and we want to help.
Since 2014, we have awarded over $140,000 to post secondary students who are heading to university, college, technical or apprenticeship programs through a partnership with Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards. Continue Reading
By Scott Jacob, Manager, Community Relations
In July, a group of Community Communication Liaison Officers (also known as CCLOs) visited Noront’s Esker Camp. CCLOs have an interesting role. They are employed by both their band office and the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM). They enable communication between mining companies, the government, the band office council and the community.
By Alan Coutts, President and CEO
Chrome ore is one of the minerals that Noront plans to mine in the Ring of Fire. But removing it from the ground is just the beginning. After that, it must be transformed into ferrochrome, which along with nickel is used to make stainless steel for products we are all familiar with like cutlery, medical instruments and appliances.
We are planning to develop a processing plant that will turn the ore we mine into ferrochrome. Continue Reading
By Cory Exell, Geological Technician
Ever wondered what it would be like to work at a remote exploration camp? As a geological technician at Noront’s Esker Camp I can tell you….it’s hard work, but camp life is great.
We typically fly in and out of camp for two-week shifts. An average day is about 10 hours. Esker Camp is a series of small wooden buildings, tents and boardwalks. Even the kitchen is in a tent. We also have a Rec Room with a TV and a Fitness Tent. Continue Reading