Ontario: Hundreds Of Mining Jobs Are Coming To The North

The Ontario government has granted an environmental review proposal to mine platinum group metals near Marathon, thereby supporting the province’s priority of promoting the mining sector in the region.

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The Marathon Palladium Project, developed by Generation PGM, contributes to Ontario’s Critical Minerals Strategy by providing another North American source of palladium. It is anticipated to produce an estimated 245,000 ounces of palladium equivalent manufacturing annually over a 13-year mine life.

Palladium is a critical component of catalytic converters, which remove harmful chemicals from automobile exhaust emissions. The success of this operation will aid in the reduction of pollution in the automotive industry as well as the development of a supply chain for critical minerals and the automotive manufacturing industry, which is rapidly expanding in Ontario.

“We are approving this critical project while also ensuring stringent environmental safeguards,” says David Piccini, Minister of Environment, Conservation, and Parks. “This critical minerals project will not only bring new growth opportunities to Northern Ontario, but it will also secure Ontario’s future as a leader in the generation of clean, sustainable electric vehicles.”

Site construction is expected to take 18 to 24 months, requiring a construction workforce of 900 or more workers and an operating workforce of 375 people, bringing economic growth and jobs to the region.

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