PRECIOUS METALS

Madsen reboot getting closer

The thick snow swirling around the headframe and weighing down the pines make Pure Gold Mining’s Madsen site in northwest Ontario, Canada, appear more like Santa’s Grotto than a gold mine being prepared for a restart. With production scheduled to commence in the fourth quarter, the management team led by Darin Labrenz aims to deliver some golden goodies well before this year's sleigh bells start ringing.

Paul Harris in Red Lake, Ontario
The Madsen gold mine headframe in Ontario, Canada

The Madsen gold mine headframe in Ontario, Canada

The Red Lake mining district is one of North America's foremost gold production centres, with a history dating back about a century to 1927 when the Dowie mine was discovered from outcropping quartz veins....

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