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Responsible practices help minimize footprint

Minimizing the footprint of Xstrata Nickel’s new copper/nickel mine in the Sudbury Basin has been at the forefront of the company’s..

September 1, 2009 with 0 Comments

Material handling systems designed for efficiency

Xstrata Nickel’s newest Canadian mine has been designed for improved material handling efficiencies. Automated systems will be handling..

September 1, 2009 with 0 Comments

Backfill plant designed for continuous pour

Using best practices, maximizing efficiencies and taking advantage of existing materials is the concept behind the hydraulic fill plant at..

September 1, 2009 with 0 Comments

Shotcrete for primary support adds to safety

Xstrata Nickel opted for a path less travelled in deciding on a development methodology for its Nickel Rim South Mine. Rather than stick..

September 1, 2009 with 0 Comments

Short-term pain, long-term gain

The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) put out a press release in mid-April warning of a “significant..

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Video contest introduces students to mining

Inspired by famous Canadian scholar Marshall McLuhan’s observation that the medium is the message, the Ontario Mining Association..

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Conference Board places supply sector under microscope

Research being carried out by the Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for the Commercialization of Mining Technologies and Services hopes..

March 1, 2009 with 0 Comments

Mining industry takes a breather

What a difference a few months make. After several years of sky-high commodity prices and record capital spending, the global mining..

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RDH introduces new haul truck series

RDH Mining Equipment unveiled a new line of underground haul trucks at MINExpo, September 22 to 24 in Las Vegas. Available in 7.5-ton,..

December 1, 2008 with 0 Comments

$2 million McIntosh Scholarship Fund unveiled

The collapse of commodity prices through September and October won’t affect the need to attract youth to the mining industry, claims..

December 1, 2008 with 0 Comments
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