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The peaks of profit in the distance

The mining supply sector depends on tomorrow’s prices. Tomorrow’s metal prices decide how many mining machines are ordered today. Tomorrow’s prices decide whether development projects go ahead.

A repository of mining expertise

I don't know how many times I've heard the complaint that mining companies are slow to embrace change and never want to be the first to try something new.

Ontario: an oasis in the global mining market

Northern Ontario is booming. Some would say we’re experiencing a mini super cycle and will continue to do so for at least three years with an expectation to extend to five and, some say, for 95 years more.

A cure for amnesia

For 30 years Canadian policy makers forgot which side their bread is buttered on. There are signs they are waking up.A recent study argues that resource industries may be where the most economically significant Canadian innovation happens.

AngloGold Ashanti plans for a mining renaissance

“The future of mining underground will change dramatically in the next few years and suppliers need to be ready for the shift” SAMSSA Members were recently treated to a special strategic plan regarding the mine of the future by Michael MacFarlane who

A complete toolkit of solutions

We beat ourselves up in the mining industry for not spending enough money on R&D.

A perfect confluence

The one billion dollars in exploration and deposit appraisal expenditures recorded in Ontario for 2011 speaks volumes about our mineral wealth and competitive advantages as an exploration-friendly jurisdiction.

What is the big deal about industrial design?

Professors Philippe Lalande and Daniel Spooner of the University of Montreal’s School of Industrial Design were recently invited to Sudbury by Laurentian University Economics professor David Robinson to share their thoughts on the importance of indus

No good deed unpunished

Good news can be bad news. For the mining supply sector, labour shortages in the mining industry promise good times.

From camels to flying carpets

Mining and the trade in metals shaped the ancient world. And in almost every case, the transportation system for the metal industries was the most advanced you could find at the time.