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MIRARCO appointment a homecoming for Pakalnis

MIRARCO appointment a homecoming for Pakalnis

New CEO boasts distinguished career in mining, public service and academia Vic Pakalnis has come full circle with his appointment last summer as president and CEO of Sudbury-based MIRARCO Mining Innovation .
Office seeks to overcome innovation obstacles

Office seeks to overcome innovation obstacles

City teams up with CEMI to help suppliers bring new products to market Funding for the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation ’s (CEMI) Innovation and Prosperity Office, which links Sudbury-based mining suppliers with R&D resources in the com
CEMI proposes canopy to speed development

CEMI proposes canopy to speed development

Temporary support to enable simultaneous drilling and bolting The Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) wants to resurrect the idea of using a steel canopy as temporary ground support in order to speed up advance rates in underground deve
CEMI plays key role in Mine of the Future project

CEMI plays key role in Mine of the Future project

When Rio Tinto embarked on its odyssey to redefine mining, one of the sources of brainpower it tapped was Sudbury’s Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI).
Penguin unveils optical technology

Penguin unveils optical technology

A ground-breaking optical communication system developed by Sudbury-based Penguin Automated Systems Inc. is turning heads in the mining industry and attracting the attention of the military.
CEMI shares knowledge on faults and fractures

CEMI shares knowledge on faults and fractures

Everything you ever wanted to know about faults and fractures has been condensed into one weighty tome published by the Sudbury-based Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI).
Research consortium tests spray-on liner

Research consortium tests spray-on liner

Research to advance the development of thin spray-on liner is in full swing at Xstrata’s Nickel Rim South Mine in Sudbury. An alternative to shotcrete and screen, the polycarbonate material is being applied by a robot in working areas of the mine.
Synthetic rope passes coilability test

Synthetic rope passes coilability test

A synthetic rope used by the U.S. Navy for mooring aircraft carriers is one step closer to being proven a viable alternative to wire rope in underground mining applications after passing a coilability test late last year.
Miner bets on tunnel boring

Miner bets on tunnel boring

Just as cellular technology leapfrogged wired telecommunications in much of Africa and Asia, automation using tunnel boring technology will leapfrog the mechanized drill and blast mining paradigm, predicts Mike MacFarlane, senior vice-president of te
Xstrata funds sustainable energy centre

Xstrata funds sustainable energy centre

The Xstrata Nickel Sustainable Energy Centre at Cambrian College was officially opened January 31st.