Competence. Innovation. Solutions in Mining.

Sudbury Mining Solutions

Norm Tollinsky

The world’s most prolific hub of mining innovation

The mining industry has its ups and downs, commodity prices rise and fall, exploration capital turns on and off like a tap, but nothing..

May 23, 2016

Catching the next wave

What do smart mining supply companies do when commodity prices slide, capital spending dries up and mining companies tighten their belts?..

November 17, 2015

Brainpower, business success and the Yukon Refinery

In every issue of Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal, we offer our readers an almost random collection of stories that, on the face of it,..

May 20, 2015

Downturns – the perfect time to invest

After 30 years in the business, Ricky Lemieux, president of Rock-Tech, a Sudbury-based mining supplier, has learned that every downturn is..

February 26, 2015

Wakeup call for the Ring of Fire

Recently, Lourenco Gonclaves, the president, CEO and chairman of Cliffs Natural Resources, stated he didn’t think the chromite in..

December 1, 2014

Entrepreneurship and visionary thinking

Shastri Ramnath was a young geologist working at FNX Mining when I first met her in 2005. We were interviewing young miners, prospectors,..

September 1, 2014
Ingenuity and innovation synonymous with mining

Ingenuity and innovation synonymous with mining

Few industries or human pursuits are as dependent on ingenuity and innovation as mining. The magnitude of the challenge associated with..

June 1, 2014
Preserving our mining-friendly reputation

Preserving our mining-friendly reputation

Delegates to this year’s PDAC won’t be celebrating quite as much as in previous years. Risk capital is a lot more difficult to secure,..

February 13, 2014

No endeavour for the faint of heart

This month marks the handover to operations at Vale’s state-of-the-art Totten Mine, the first new mine in the Sudbury Basin for Vale (and..

November 26, 2013

Ten years and counting

The tenth anniversary of Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal came and went without any hoopla. Our very first issue dated March 1, 2004 would..

August 13, 2013
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