Mining Companies


Since 2007, when the Eagles Nest nickel, copper and platinum deposits were discovered, there have been many junior and senior mining companies staking claims for chromite and promoting the Ring of Fire mining development. Currently, Noront Resources Inc. and KWG Resources Inc. are the two leading proponents and mining companies in the Ring of Fire.

Noront Reosources Inc. is a Canadian exploration company with a significant mining presence in the Ring of Fire.

KWG Resources Inc. is a Canadian exploration company with a sizeable stake in the Ring of Fire.

Glenn Nolan, VP, Aboriginal Relations, Noront Resources Ltd. (interview April 6, 2014)GlennNolan

A former Chief of the Missanabie Cree First Nation in Northern Ontario, Glenn Nolan was appointed to the position of VP Aboriginal Relations with Noront Resources in 2009. Mr. Nolan explains Noront’s approach to mine development and First Nations relations in the Ring of Fire.

Frank Smeenk, CEO, KWG Resources Ltd (interview December 16, 2014)Frank Smeek

An active member in the Canadian mining industry, Frank Smeenk assumed the role of CEO & President of KWG Resources in 2004. Mr. Smeenk outlines KWG’s plans to use new technologies to transport bulk chromite concentrate over 300 kilometres from the remote mine site to a smelter.