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Report: Base metal mines 2.5 times more costly in far north

from Northern Ontario Business

It came as no surprise to the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) that it's more expensive to mine in the far north than in the south, but thanks to a new report, the association has quantified that difference. "In the case of base metals, or gold mines, the difference is really significant," said Pierre Gratton, MAC president and CEO. In its report, called Levelling the Playing Field, the association found the capital costs for base metal mines are, on average, 2.5 times higher in the Far North. more

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