Dome Mine lives on … for now – by Thomas Perry (Timmins Daily Press – July 23, 2016)

TIMMINS – What does Canada’s longest-producing gold mine have in common with an American humorist, novelist, writer, and lecturer?

In addition to being the author of numerous literary gems, Mark Twain is famous for the quote: “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” It would seem that might also be true of the Dome Mine.

Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines, current owner of the last of the Porcupine Camp’s Big 3, announced in January it would be shutting down the Dome Mine at the end of July.

Then, in late May, the company pushed back the date of the Dome Mine’s closure and said it would remain in production until the end of October. Now, Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines has again revised the shutdown date — pushing it back “beyond the end of 2016.”

Like Twain, whose quote followed the premature publication of his obituary in a major U.S. newspaper, it would appear the Dome Mine will live on, at least for the foreseeable future.

A resurgence in the price of gold is being credited for the new lease on life for the Dome Mine, which was first put into production in 1910.

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