Our Stories

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

A Different Approach to Road Development

By Alan Coutts, President and CEO When a mine is built in Ontario, the mining company is usually responsible for the Environmental Assessment (EA) and access road construction. This makes the company the “proponent” of the development. Continue Reading

National Indigenous People’s Day

By Glenn Nolan, VP Government Relations June 21 was National Indigenous Peoples Day. It was widely celebrated with events that recognize the contributions and diverse cultures of Indigenous people across the country. 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

New: Online Claim Staking in Ontario

By Matt Downey, Manager, Lands and Data Technology is having an impact everywhere and the mining industry is no exception. April 2018 marked the introduction of a new online map staking system in Ontario. 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