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Hydrogen: an ideal power source for remote mines

Hydrogen: an ideal power source for remote mines

By Leon Wasser Generating the power required to run a mine in Northern Canada is both a technical challenge, as well as a major operating cost.
MacLean introduces high lift, heavy-duty boom lift

MacLean introduces high lift, heavy-duty boom lift

LR3 can work in eight-metre heading and lift up to five tonnes The LR3 boom lift, the newest addition to MacLean Engineering’s product lineup of underground utility vehicles, makes working at heights a breeze.
New solution offered for mine-wide networking

New solution offered for mine-wide networking

Maestro Digital Mine eliminates installation and maintenance challenges The buzz in the mining industry these days is all about going digital, but installing, extending and maintaining the necessary communication infrastructure underground is time-co
Hydraulic air compressor demonstrator on track for June commissioning

Hydraulic air compressor demonstrator on track for June commissioning

MIRARCO – Mining Innovation’s hydraulic air compressor (HAC) demonstrator project is approaching the close of its construction phase at Dynamic Earth in Sudbury.
RDH sells three battery-powered loaders to Peru

RDH sells three battery-powered loaders to Peru

A first for South America RDH Mining Equipment has announced the sale of three battery-powered loaders to Minera Corona in Peru, a subsidiary of TSX-listed Sierra Metals. A four-yard loader was scheduled for delivery by the end of May and two 2.
Innovative surveying system gains traction

Innovative surveying system gains traction

Northern Survey Supply sells MOSS to Goldcorp’s Hoyle Pond Mine Northern Survey Supply (NSS), a surveying equipment distributor serving the mining industry from offices in Sudbury and Mattawa, has announced the sale of a Miner Operated Survey System
Canopy for rapid development heads for testing

Canopy for rapid development heads for testing

System aims to more than double advance rates A canopy solution designed to protect workers from falling rock and allow concurrent activity to take place in a development heading is scheduled to undergo testing at the NORCAT Underground Centre in Sud
IBM’s Watson to help pinpoint new orebodies

IBM’s Watson to help pinpoint new orebodies

Red Lake mine testing advanced decision support system The same Watson that won the Jeopardy! IBM Challenge in 2011 could soon be coming to a mine near you, though its answers will be much different.
Electric vehicle purpose-built for deep mining

Electric vehicle purpose-built for deep mining

Tracks and Wheels personnel carrier: more than a conversion Tracks and Wheels Equipment Brokers Inc. is on schedule to launch a purpose designed fully-electric personnel carrier for operation in ultra-deep mines at depths of 2,500 metres or more.

Maestro Mine Ventilation technology deployed in more than 70 mines

The Ultra-Deep Mining Network (UDMN) has presented its Outstanding Achievement in Commercialization award to Sudbury-based Maestro Mine Ventilation at its second annual Symposium for network members from across Canada.