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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.

Women. What would we do without them?

Modern Mining & Technology Sudbury (MMTS) is one of the best organizations in Canada for promoting and creating awareness of mining and the technology advances in the industry.

New regulations - business as usual

During the last several years, the vast majority of exploration and mining companies with properties in Ontario have been consulting with First Nation communities, hiring their members, purchasing supplies from them and signing agreements of one sort

Mining brains

Question: What does the mining industry have in common with the zombie apocalypse? Answer: Mining companies and zombies both have an insatiable appetite for brains.

School of Mines adds value to mining cluster

October 15, 2012 was a special day for Northern Ontario and mining. On this day, Ned Goodman, CEO of Dundee Corporation, and the Goodman Family Foundation announced an historic gift to Laurentian University’s new School of Mines.