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northernProsPectorThe annual mining & exploration review
An official publication of the Manitoba-Saskatchewan Prospectors and Developers Association
Kate Rice: Canadas first female prospector gets inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.
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Located at the UCN Flin Flon Regional Centre, the Northern Manitoba Mining Academy (NMMA) provides access to mining-related training, specifically for Northern Manitoba residents, with the objective of creating a knowledgeable, skilled, and sustainable workforce. The NMMA allows students access to state-of-the-art training equipment and resources including mining simulators, mineral processing, and environmental lab equipment. The collaboration of UCN, HudBay Minerals, the Northern Manitoba Sector Council, and the municipal, provincial, and federal governments ensures students receive the best education and hands-on experience possible!
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2013-2014 Northern Prospector 7
table ofContentsPresidents Message 8
Manitoba Exploration and Development Highlights 16
Saskatchewan 2013 Exploration and Development Highlights 26
Saskatchewan Mining Association Potash and Beyond 40Manitoba Rocks! Log on to Rock 44Tribute To Jim Hawes A Life of Movement Remembering Jim Hawes 46Profile: Kate Rice Swings On Her Own Gate 48PDAC 2013 Where the Worlds Mineral Industry Meets 56Mining Over Regulation Playing by the Rules 60Moving With The Times Potash mining has become a high-tech busines 64Possible Production Saskatchewan pushing ahead in oil sands development 68Moving Forward La Ronge Gold Belt region continues to expand 70Twinkle Of Hope Shore Gold continuing aggressive efforts to advance Fort a la Corne Diamond Project 72Looking Ahead Snow Lake region 74Port of Churchill Updated and Upgraded Reinvestment in the Port 76Copper Reef Focusing On Gold And Base Metals 78
Continuing to Strengthen and Grow Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. 82High-Grade Teamwork Manitobas new copper mine 84Looking to Partner The Garner Lake projec 86Basin Benefits Skyharbour Resources 88Mining Essentials Creating mutually beneficial training partnerships 90Corporate Social Responsibility Are miners fulfilling their obligations? 92Low Flow Mitigating risk 94Customer Driven Innovation Tracks & Wheels Equipment Brokers Inc. 96Hitting The Off-Road Setting the standard for off-road exploration drilling 102The Right Deal Winacott Equipment Group 106Building and Rebuilding BPT Components & Parts Inc. 110
Top Five Britespan Building Systems 113From Mars To Earth Modern day instruments 115Know Your Boundaries Learning the law of trespass 118EPCM or E-P-CM? Strategies for optimizing project execution 120New Method Technological advances key to discovery 124TNR Industrial Doors Inc. Brings the Canadian touch to the international market 126Building Strong Value Legacy Building Solutions 127Going The Distance Pronto Airways 130Think Differently MineSense 132Service Stop Scotts General Store 134Working Harder Vermeer 135Tools Of The Trade Atlas Copco 136Customer-Driven Innovation Brookville Equipment Corporation 138Putting Down Roots Di-Corp 141What An Honour Fortis 142Best In The West Westburne Electric Supply 143The Amazing Eye Needs Protection Saskatchewan Association of Optometrists 144Enhancing Mine Safety With Load Cells Massload 146Unearthing The North On Wings Calm Air 148Up-Lifting PKS Lifts 150Coreboxes, Core Racks, and Customer Service Tigerdale Enterprises Ltd 152All In The Family Argo 154Location, Location, Location JENNMAR Canada 156Whipped Into Shape Safety Whips 158Getting Started NRB 159Perfect Tool RAMROD Equipment 162Change Is In The Air Venture Capital Markets Association 164
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Well, what a year this has been. Last year I reported a falloff in exploration by Junior companies across the country as risk capital became harder to raise, only to see further deterioration in exploration in the Junior sector but with a few notable exceptions. This downward trend does not appear to be reversing any time soon and could be with us for another 12 to 18 months or perhaps even longer. The small reversal we saw at the end of June 2013 was not sustained and we dipped further; it was not the bottom.
Globally, Funds for Junior Exploration are almost Nonexistent: the Big Whammy
Many Junior exploration companies are no longer active and are merely treading water. Most of those that are active have a much reduced exploration program. The capital crisis has worsened as the cash held by Juniors is further reduced and not replaced. Investment capital has gone into the best advanced exploration projects, producers, banks, and high value stocks but no grass roots exploration. The baby boomers are tired of having sleepless nights over exploration companies