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Top junior mining companies--2005.

TOP JUNIOR MINING COMPANIES--2005

Ranked by 2004 Investment in Northern Ontario

Company                   # of northern properties  Joint ventures
Contact name/title        # properties actively     Minerals explored
Address                     explored                in North
City/postal code          Exploration techniques    Total # of shares
Phone/Fax                 Exploration investment
Web site                  in North in 2004

FNX Mining Company Inc.   5                         Dynatec Corp.
Dave Constable, VP        4                         Nickel, copper,
Suite 700-55              Drilling                  platinum, palladium,
University Ave.           $12.5M                    gold 50.3 million
Toronto/M5J 2H7
416-628-5938/360-0550
www.fnxmining.com
Rubicon Minerals Corp.    15                        Goldcorp, Kings Bay
David Adamson,            10                        Gold, Golden Tag
president, CEO            Drilling, soil sampling,  Resources Redstar,
1540-800 West Pender St.  geological mapping        Gold
Vancouver/V6C 2V6         $4.2M (Rubicon's share-   56 million
604-623-3333/623-3355     -$2.54M)
www.rubiconminerals.com
Wolfden Resources Inc.    7                         SabinaResources,
Ewan Downie, president,   5                         Placer Dome,
CEO                       Drilling                  Cangold, Bema Gold
309 South Court St.       $4.2M                     Gold
Thunder Bay/P7B 2Y1                                 51 million
807-346-1668/345-0284
www.wolfdenresources.com
Spider Resources Inc.     3                         LWG Resources Inc.
Neil Novak, VP            3                         Diamonds, copper,
exploration, COO          Surveying, drilling       zinc, gold, silver
Suite 700-347 Bay St.     $4.0M                     195,000
Toronto/M5H 2R7
416-815-8666/416-815-
1355
www.spiderresources.com
MetalCORP Ltd.            6                         Goldcorp
Aubrey Eveleigh, VP       6
exploration               Prospecting, mapping,     Gold, copper,
309 South Court St.       geophysics, drilling $4M  nickel, platinum
Thunder Bay/P7B 2Y1                                 group metals
807-346-2760/345-4412                               27 million
www.metalcorp.ca
Contact Diamond Corp.     1                         n/a
David Smith, dir.,        1                         Diamonds
investor relations        Soil/airborne survey,     35.1 million
145 King St. E, Suite     drilling, prospecting
500                       $3.9M
Toronto/M5C 2Y7
416-947-1212/416-367-
4681
www.contactdiamond.com
Pacific North West        4                         Anglo Platinum
Capital Corp.             4                         Platinum, palladium,
John Londry, VP           Testing, bulk samples,    nickel, gold,
2303 West 41st Ave.       mapping, drilling, etc.   uranium, molybdenum
Vancouver/V6M 2A3         $3.4M                     43,919,414
604-685-1870/604-688-
2582
www.pfncapital.com
Mustang Minerals Corp.    np                        INCO
Robin E. Dunbar,          np                        Nickel, copper, PGMs
president                 Geophysics, drilling,     43,800,000
65 Queen Street W.,       airborne surveys
Suite 302                 $3+M
Toronto, ON
416-955-4773
www.mustangminerals.com
Conquest Resources Ltd.   6                         Tradewinds
Terence McKillen,         4                         Gold
president, CEO            Sampling, geophysics,     60 million issued
201-347 Bay St.           aeromagnetics, drilling
Toronto/M5H 2R7           $2M
416-362-8243/368-5344
www.conquestresources.
net
Tribute Minerals Inc.     n/p                       Noranda
Peter Brodie-Brown, VP    16                        Gold, copper,
67 Yonge St. #808         Geophysics, drilling,     silver, zinc, indium
Toronto/M5E 1J8           downhole pulse
416-368-2929/601-1450     $1.5M
www.tributeminerals.com   39 million
URSA Major Minerals Inc.  2                         Falconbridge Ltd.
Gus Garisto, investor     2
relations                 Drilling, airborne/       Nickel, copper,
1300-8 King St. E         ground geophysical        platinum group
Toronto M5C 1B5           surveys                   metals
416-864-0615/864-0620     S1M+                      21.1 million
www.ursamajorminerals.
com
Platinum Group Metals     12                        Anglo Platinum,
Ltd.                      8                         East West Resources,
Darin Wagner,             Drilling, geophysics      Canadian Golden
exploration manager       $1.2M                     Dragon Resources,
328-550 Burrard St.                                 Western Prospector
Vancouver/V6C 2B5                                   Platinum, palladium,
604-899-5450/484-4710                               nickel, copper
www.platinumgroupmetals.                            37.9 million
net
Freewest Resources        5                         Teck-Cominco, Spider
Canada Inc.               3                         Resources, Noront
Mackenzie Watson,         Geophysics,               Gold and base metals
president                 geochemistry, drilling,   95 million
615 Rene Levesque Blvd.   prospecting
W. #1200                  $1M
Montreal/H3B 1P5
514-878-3551/878-4427
www.freewest.com
Northern Shield           7                         Freewest Resources
Resources Inc.            6                         Diamonds, platinum,
Ian Bliss, president      Geophysics, soil          copper-zinc
150                       geochemistry, drilling,   36,326,938
Ottawa/K2P 1P1            sampling
613-232-0459/232-0760     $850,000
www.northern-shield.com
Nuinsco Resources         6                         Noranda,
Warren Holmes, president  6                         Falconbridge, Inco,
110-940 The East Mall     Geophysics,               Wallbridge Gold,
Toronto,/M9B 6J7          geochemistry, diamond     nickel, copper
416-626-0420/626-0890     drilling                  95 million
www.nuinsco.ca            $800,000
Slam Exploration Ltd.     4                         Pure Gold Minerals,
Michael Taylor,           4                         Eastmain Resources
president                 Geophysics,               Gold
285 Campbell St.          geochemistry, geology,    23.6 million
Miramichi, NB/E1V 1R4     drilling
506-627-1353/627-1328     $700,000
www.slamexploration.com
Skyharbour Resources      7                         Placer Dome, Cypress
Ltd.                      4                         Development Corp.,
Don Huston, president     Diamond drilling          Consolidated Abaddon
Suite 1490, 885 W.        $500,000                  Resources
Georgia St.                                         Gold
Vancouver/V6C 3E8                                   38.1 million
604-687-3376/687-3119
www.skyharbourltd.com
JML Resources Ltd.        2                         Placer Dome, Cypress
Robin E, Dunbar, CFO      2                         Development Corp.,
65 Queen Street W.,       Geophysics, I.P.,         Consolidated Abaddon
Suite 302                 drilling                  Resources Gold
Toronto, ON/M5H 2M5       $450,000                  38.1 million
416-203-1404
www.jmlresources.com
RJK Explorations Ltd.     5                         n/a
Glenn C. Kasner,          5                         Gold
president/CEO             Geophysical, geological,  29 million
4 Al Wende Ave. Box 546   diamond drilling          $26,900,00
Kirkland Lake, P2N 3J5    $400,000
705-567-5351/567-5557
www.rjkexplorations.com

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