Canterra Minerals Corporation

From left: Ashton Project Geologist Alan O'Conner (green pants) and Project Manager Robert Lucas (centre) look on as Pierre Bertrand, vice-president of exploration with Soquem, examines the ground at the Lynx South showing on Ashton's Foxtrot property in north-central Quebec.

Renard 3 delivers strong results

Ashton Mining of Canada (ACA-T) and Quebec government-owned Soquem plan to spend a total of at least $12 million exploring for diamonds in the province this year,…

De Beers farms out Arctic properties

In a bid to advance some of its non-core assets, De Beers Canada has optioned several properties in the Far North to a couple of juniors under separate deals.

An Ashton Mining field geologist analyzes and logs core at Camp Lagopede, on the Foxtrot property in the Otish Mountains of northern Quebec.

Partnerships pay off for Ashton

Ashton Mining of Canada (ACA-T) is stepping up exploration efforts following its success in helping find new diamond districts in Quebec, Alberta, and the Coronation Gulf area of Nunavut.

Gold takes centre stage at Roundup

Vancouver — A mining industry almost giddy with excitement was in evidence at the 21st annual Mineral Exploration Roundup, held recently at this city’s Westin Bayshore Resort and Marina.The theme of …

People (August 04, 2003)

Barker Minerals — Sean McKinley appointed exploration manager.Diamondex — Christopher Mitchell appointed CFO.First Point Minerals — Christopher Mitchell appointed CFO and secretary.

Diamondex broadens search

Not to be outdone by the recent kimberlite discoveries near Rankin Inlet and on the Melville Peninsula in Nunavut, Diamondex Resources (DSP-V) has developed its own exploration play in the Northwest T…

People (June 16, 2003)

Barrick — Alex Davidson appointed executive VP of exploration.Canadian Oil Sands Trust — Allen Hagerman appointed CFO of wholly owned subsidiary Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. which manages the trust.Cu…

Summer work in NWT yields new crop of kimberlites

More than a decade after diamonds were first found in Canada’s Far North, new discoveries of kimberlite continue to be reported in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.An autumn drilling program on t…

Ashton, Soquem step up work in Otish Mountains

Encouraged by the size of the diamonds recovered from the Renard cluster of kimberlitic intrusions in the Otish Mountains region of north-central Quebec, the Ashton Mining of Canada (ACA-T) and Soquem…

Diamondex budgets $3-4m for exploration in ’02

Having discovered and developed the Snap Lake diamond project, which De Beers purchased in 2000 for about $480 million, the technical team of Diamondex Resources (DSP-V) is continuing to explore for k…

Diamond hunt ignites Nunavut

The year 2001 presented some ups and downs for Nunavut’s mining industry, the most prominent being mine-closure announcements and a possible diamond rush.Last year, the Lupin gold mine, in the Northwe…

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