Ontario, Canada, one of the most prolific gold-bearing and mining regions in the world, continues to attract acquisitions early this year. In January Goldcorp pulled the trigger on a friendly ~C$500 million share deal for Probe Mines, expanding its footprint in the Porcupine district if the deal goes through. The apple of its eye was Probes Borden Gold project, near Chapleau Ontario and 160 kilometres away from Goldcorp’s Porcupine mine. The major gold miner sees hauling ore to its existing facilities, rather than building a new mill, giving it a leg-up in pursuing Probe..