The Kapuskasing Regional Industrial Minerals Project (KRIMP) currently being conducted is a comprehensive analysis of the industrial mineral sector in the region:
- The collection of existing geological and analytical data, samples for benchmark testing and creation the final product for industrial testing
- There are four potential industrial minerals being analyzed:
The Clay Howells Project north of Kapuskasing is a magnetite iron deposit with lower grade Rare Earth Oxide (REO) deposits containing sizable higher grade zones. The prospect has shown to contain light and heavy rare earths and yttrium.
Current Mining Operations
The Agrium - Kapuskasing Phosphate Operation (KPO) (Agrium Incorporated) is approximately 40 kilometres southwest of the Town of Kapuskasing. KPO is the first ever phosphate mine in Canada and ranks as one of the highest grade phosphate mines in the world.