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New technologies enable miners to go deeper in northern Ontario

Posted Monday, May 26th, 2014

TORONTO, CANADA – Rather than shuttering their mines, companies in northern Ontario are working at depths of between 2 km and 3 km underground to extract high-grade material from previously inaccessible deposits. Deep mining presents huge technical challenges. Heavy equipment must be modified to fit tight, confined spaces. Sinking a 2,500 m shaft requires stronger […]

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Sudbury’s Modern Mining & Technology Week Exceeds Expectations

Posted Monday, May 12th, 2014

Sudbury’s 2014 Modern Mining &Technology Week was one of most exciting and well attended weeks ever held since its inception, said volunteer committee leaders. The number of participants was estimated at 1200. The multiple events and activities for students and teachers created awareness of the mining industry and the modern and innovative technologies currently in use in this important sector in Greater Sudbury.

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SAMSSA President-Mike Mayhew-Stantec exec ‘living the dream’

Posted Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Local boy Mike Mayhew is responsible for creating and sustaining relationships in the mining industry worldwide. At Stantec, where he works, more than 450 people in 20 countries are employed in the sector. Close to 300 of those are based in Sudbury. The 42-year-old is a busy guy – never too busy, though, to play […]

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