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The 1st Annual YMP Toronto Chapter Mine Tour

Cost: $200 - purchase here!


Included: Transportation to and from Toronto, breakfast and private accommodation. 


Where: The Nickel Rim South Mine in Sudbury Ontario.  Nickel Rim South is a Nickel Mine located 20 minutes from downtown Sudbury.  It is the largest mine in Glencore’s Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations, which began mining in the area under its predecessor Falconbridge Nickel Mines Ltd in 1929.  The mine is located in a 60km-wide geological formation in the Sudbury basin and primarily produces nickel and copper, with some gold, silver, platinum, palladium and cobalt also produced. 


Ore was discovered at the site between 1100m and 1700m in 2001, with construction of Nickel Rim South starting in 2006, and operational at full capacity since October 2010. The mine produces about 1.25 million tonnes per year and the life of mine is expected to last until 2024. 


The first 15 YMP members that sign up will be provided the rare opportunity of a mine tour, all the way down to the 1,400m level, with a follow-up tour at one of Glencore’s nearby smelter.   

Update: Scott McLean will be joining us for dinner during the trip. Scott is credited with the co-discovery of the Nickel Rim South Mine, for which he received the PDAC Bill Denis, “Prospector of the Year” award in 2004.


About Scott:

Scott McLean, P.Geo., FGC., graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1985. Between 1985 and 2007 Scott worked for the Falconbridge Limited and its successor Xstrata Nickel in various capacities throughout Canada with a focus on gold and base metal exploration.

In 2007, Scott left Xstrata Nickel and founded HTX Minerals Corp. Later he founded Transition Metals Corp in 2010, Sudbury Platinum Corporaton in 2013 and more recently, Canadian Gold Miner in 2016. Scott currently leads Transition Metals and Sudbury Platinum as CEO and Chairman of both boards of Directors.

Scott’s career acheivements are exemplified by the co-discovery of the Nickel Rim South Mine for which he received the PDAC Bill Denis, “Prospector of the Year” award in 2004. In 2013, Scott together with the Transition Metals team and its partner Impala Platinum were awarded the Bernie Schneiders Discovery of the Year award for its work at Sunday Lake. In 2014, Scott was appointed as a Fellow of Geoscientist Canada for his contribution to the Profession.



Sunday October 14th

1pm - Depart for Sudbury from Downtown Toronto

6pm – Check into Hotel

7pm - Dinner


Monday October 15th

6:00am – Breakfast

6:30am – Depart for mine site

7:00am – Mine Presentation

8:00am – Surface and Underground Tour

11:00am – Smelter Tour

12:30 pm – departure

1:00pm – lunch

1:30pm – Depart for Toronto

6:30pm – Arrive Downtown Toronto


A special thanks to Glencore, Marcotte Mining Machinery and IAMGOLD for helping to make this event possible.