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Vale Inco decides against vertical conveyor

Vale Inco decides against vertical conveyor

Vale Inco has decided against acquiring a vertical conveyor system for its Garson Deep project.

Mine-wide fibre network provides real time data

A combined fixed and wireless, mine-wide fibre-optic network will make Xstrata’s Nickel Rim South Mine one of the most advanced underground operations in the world.

Photomapping technology keeps geologists on surface

Nickel Rim South is one of the first underground mines in the world to fully deploy Sirovision 3-D photomapping technology.

Material handling systems designed for efficiency

Xstrata Nickel’s newest Canadian mine has been designed for improved material handling efficiencies. Automated systems will be handling three products at Nickel Rim South Mine as employees commission the equipment over the next few months.

Backfill plant designed for continuous pour

Using best practices, maximizing efficiencies and taking advantage of existing materials is the concept behind the hydraulic fill plant at Xstrata’s Nickel Rim South Mine in Sudbury.
Web-based software streamlines processes

Web-based software streamlines processes

Mindoka Technology Corp., a North Bay software development company, is supplying Cementation Canada Inc. with a web-based solution for capturing time and materials data from remote project sites across North America.

New fire assay lab opens in Sudbury

Business is heating up for SPJ Labs, Sudbury’s new fire assay laboratory. The doors officially opened for business March 12th to interested clients seeking fire assay work for their precious metals.

XRF analyzers increase efficiencies in the field

The steadfast prospector is always looking for a more expedient way to find that needle in the haystack. The Innov-X Systems Inc.

Vale Inco acquires VR tool for seismic interpretation

Ground control engineers at Vale Inco’s Creighton Mine in Sudbury have a new virtual reality (VR) tool for interpreting seismicity and proactively addressing potential rockburst hazards.

Century Systems automates QA/QC reporting

Century Systems Technologies Inc., a Sudbury-based software company specializing in applications for the exploration industry, has released a new product to automate quality assurance and quality control reporting.