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Vale Inco commits $132 million for Coleman Mine

Vale Inco has given the green light to proceed with the $132 million development of the 170 Orebody at its Coleman Mine property in Sudbury. The new orebody will produce approximately 500 tonnes of ore per day, or 20 million pounds of metal per year.

Chilean mining reps visit Sudbury

Ricardo Ortiz Salazar doesn’t think much of the frigid winter weather in Sudbury, but he admits he’s “a little jealous” of the city’s mining industry.

Mining Show expects record-breaking year

The Canadian Mining and Industrial Expo, scheduled for May 14 and 15 at Sudbury’s Exhibition Centre, appears headed for a record-breaking year once again, said Darren Ceccarelli of DAC Marketing Ltd.

Vale Inco will not shut down in 2008

Vale Inco will not be engaging in its annual maintenance shutdown in 2008. Instead, it will postpone the shutdown until May 2009, just a month before the company’s contract with workers belonging to Steelworkers Local 6500 expires.

Tougher security in the works

The following is an interview with Travis Fitzgerald, a customs broker and freight forwarder with George A.

Mining suppliers inducted into hall of fame

A hand-printed sign bearing the message “Success isn’t how far you go, but the distance travelled from where you started” hangs in a place of honour in the office of Conrad Houle, founder of Tracks & Wheels Equipment Brokers Inc.

De Beers’ Victor Mine ramps up

Second-year Lakehead University geology student Brad Wood made the type of discovery during the summer of 1987 that prospectors dream about.

Energy Centre receives $2 million boost from Xstrata

Xstrata Nickel has contributed $2 million towards the construction of the Sustainable Energy Centre at Cambrian College in Sudbury.
Minesteel Fabricators boosts rail haulage manufacturing capacity

Minesteel Fabricators boosts rail haulage manufacturing capacity

A recent acquisition of one company and a closer relationship with another has turned out to be a smart move for North Bay’s Minesteel Fabricators.

Cashing in on cool

How much could be saved by quadrupling the life of bucket blades, drill bits, skip liners and all the other metal components and equipment used in a mining operation to extract and process ore? Millions? Tens of millions? Dura 21, a Sudbury company s
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