Exploration and Mining
Exploration & Mining

  Exploration and Mining

Northwestern Ontario Mining Service Centre

Ontario continues to encourage exploration and development of our natural mineral endowment, thereby maximizing growth opportunities for investors and enabling the sustainability of our mineral industry.

The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines has identified that there are over 70 mineral exploration firms surrounding Dryden in the Kenora District. Dryden's central location in the region enables us to provide mineral exploration firms with the service and products required to perform exploration activities.

  • base metals, gold, uranium, molybdenum, and even granite
  • unique distributorship and profitable partnership opportunities

Below is a list of Mineral Exploration Companies conducting business in the Dryden area. For press releases and information on exploration activities please visit their website listed below: 


Bending Lake Iron Group Ltd.

Laurentian Goldfields Ltd. (Pure Gold Mining)

Manitou Gold Inc.
MPH Ventures Corp.
Tamaka Gold Corp.

Treasury Metals Inc.


Mineral Exploration Resource Guide

The Dryden Development Corporation has published a  Mineral Exploration Resource Guide to assist firms working or looking to locate in our area.

For more information on the exploration activity in the Dryden area, please click here.

If you would like to have your business added to the Mineral Exploration Resource Guide or changes to your existing entry, please click here to provide information. 

Preparing the Dryden Area for Mining Sector Expansion

Information Sessions regarding preparing the Dryden Area for Mining Sector Expansion were held in October 2011.  The following are presentations from these sessions.

Welcome and Overview - Genevieve Knauff, Owner/President - gck Consulting

Mining Development Sequence and Occupations - Craig Ravnaas, Kenora District Geologist - Ontario Geological Survey

Specialist High Skills Major in Mining - Lynne Pateman, Business and Experiential Learning Coordinator - Keewatin Patricia District School Board

Treasury Metals - Rory Krocker, Senior Project Geologist

Manitou Gold - Tamara Taras, Geologist

Laurentian Goldfields - Geoff Newton, Project Geologist

Public and First Nation Notification - Maggie Parker, Lands and Resource Corrdinator - Eagle Lake First Nation

Mining in Ontario BrochuresOpen Pit Mine

Mining in Ontario

Mining Equipment and Services

Working from Strength: Ontario's Mineral Investment Advantage

Ontario's Mining Act

The Mining Sequence

Exploration in the Northwest - Part 1
Exploration in the Northwest - Part 2

Exploration and Mining Links






Canadian Association of Mining Equipment and Services for Export (CAMESE)

Suite 101, 345 Renfrew Dr.

Markham, ON,

L3R 9S9





Mining Association of Canada



Sparks St.

Ottawa, ON,

K1R 7S8





Ontario Mining Association


110 Yonge St., 15th Floor

Toronto, ON,

M5C 1P4





Prospectors & Developers

Association of Canada

34 King St. East, Suite 900

Toronto, ON,

M5C 2X8





Ontario Prospectors Association

c/o Garry Clark

1000 Alloy Drive

Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6A5





Sudbury Area Mining

Supply and Service Association (SAMSSA)

1936 Hunter St.

Sudbury, ON,

P3E 2S4





Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO)

Suite 1500, 67 Yonge St.

Toronto, ON,

M5E 1J8





MNDMF - Kenora District Geologist Office

c/o Craig Ravnaas

810 Robertson St., Suite 104

Kenora, ON,

P9N 4J2