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Decarbonization and the new energy metals

Military intelligence developed scenario planning to deal with an unpredictable enemy.

Board game introduces high-schoolers to mining

SAMSSA has been a supporter of Modern Mining and Technology Sudbury (MMTS) for years and has seen an increased awareness of mining by high school teachers and students since its inception and transition from Sudbury Mining Career Week to the refreshe

Green mining and energy prices

When you are planning a new product or a marketing strategy, it is important to know which way the wind is blowing. And what colour. Today, the colour is green. The direction is harder to figure out.

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, have nothing in common: from the achievement of academic excellence at Laurentian University’s Bharti School of E

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 followed by a period of strong growth. It’s the nature of the business.

Awards are important in the mining supply industry

Awards, as simple as applauding an athlete’s success in a game or winning Olympic gold, are an important centuries-old tradition. This tradition is always based on recognizing some form of excellence.

Gold and the end of the world as we know it

There always seems to be an apocalypse just around the corner. I remember walking home from school with friends in 1962 looking up at the sky to see if the Russian missiles were coming.

Mining cluster comes of age

It is quite evident that the Northern Ontario mining cluster has developed as a “mature cluster” based on studies by major agencies and institutions that study this concept.

Game changing innovations in energy technology

Suppliers depend on prospecting in more than one sense. Without prospectors the supply of new mines would dry up, and our industry would be in serious trouble. So would the world. But prospecting matters in another sense.

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 Northern Ontario’s recently discovered Ring of Fire would be developed for another 50 years.