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Technology centre spreads its wings

Space is filling up quickly in the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology’s (NORCAT) new Sudbury facility.

Micro bolter designed for narrow vein mining

The mining industry has an enviable record of overcoming engineering challenges, but one challenge that has baffled equipment designers and engineers until now is how to install a six- or eight-foot bolt in an eight-foot high drift using mechanized e

CarMix introduces combined batching plant, mixer

When times are good, you should have a CarMix, but when times are difficult, you have to have one, says Norm Maurice, president of Sudbury’s CarMix Canada and Paramount Construction.

Cattron reinvents its remote control system

Cattron ’s New Generation radio remote control system has given compatibility a whole new meaning.

Free visualization software released

Driving innovation is the goal for Sudbury’s Mining Innovation, Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation’s (MIRARCO) new open source visualization and data integration software package called ParaViewGeo .

New software product optimizes schedules

New scheduling software developed by MIRARCO Mining Innovation, a not-for profit research organization based at Laurentian University in Sudbury, promises to dramatically change the way schedules are produced for mine development.

Xstrata Process Support promotes its new custom crushing and blending plant

Lab-scale custom crushing and blending has never been so efficient as it is now with Sudbury-based Xstrata Process Support’s (XPS) first-of-a-kind custom crushing and blending plant (CBP).

Redpath unveils newest raisedrill

The most powerful raisedrill in the world, the Redpath Group’s Redbore 100, is scheduled to begin drilling two ventilation raises at Vale Inco’s Copper Cliff South Mine in January.

MIRARCO CEO touts bioleaching

A more environmentally friendly way to extract metal from sulphide-based and iron-containing ores and mineral concentrates is receiving more recognition in the mining industry.

Bioleaching plant proposed for Cobalt

BacTech Mining Corporation , a Toronto-based company, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Gold Bullion Development Corp.