What it means to be a miner in the 21st century

David Garofalo Gold Corp

   – by David Garofalo (Globe and Mail – February 15, 2018) February 15, 2018 in www. republicofmining David Garofalo is the CEO of Goldcorp Inc. The mining industry has traditionally been a laggard when it comes to innovation. The 21st-century economy, however, dominated by emerging technologies like electric vehicles, green energy sources and ever-more advanced […]

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Robots and mines. Welcome to the future.

Asia Miner news

         Published: Wednesday, 07 February 2018 09:02  Written by ASIA Miner News     According to a newly released report from BDO Australia, by 2020, robots will replace more than 50% of miners, reducing mining accidents by 75%. It is estimated that half of the miners will themselves be retrained to run the […]

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Quebec Iron Ore signs maintenance agreement with Metso

Mining Techno;ogy

  Canada-based Champion Iron’s subsidiary Quebec Iron Ore (QIO) has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Metso for the maintenance of equipment as part of a lifecycle services (LCS) contract. With the three-year deal, QIO will have maximum availability of equipment to meet production targets for the Bloom Lake Iron Mine near Fermont, Quebec. Metso […]

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Thyssen Mining sets up shop in Sudbury

Darren MacDonald

      Global mining giant optimistic about development in Ring of Fire 20 h by: Darren MacDonald N.O.B. Thyssen Mining’s joint venture with First Nations in Saskatchewan, a model the company hopes will help it find success in Ontario. After so many false dawns, there’s some real optimism brewing the long-awaited recovery of mining in Northern […]

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Advertise with SAMSSA Reach a Global market

SAMSSA Media Release

    Take advantage of the largest concentration of mining expertise worldwide. Our online network reaches over 2,500 visits per month from users across the globe. Our members are potential customers. Our network comprises of over 120 corporate and associate members who are available to domestic and global markets,  industry leaders, entrepreneurs and decision makers. […]

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Prosperity and growth Strategy for Northern Ontario Released


    Dear Stakeholder: I am pleased to announce that the report on our engagement efforts related to the development of the Prosperity and Growth Strategy for Northern Ontario is now available for you to review online. What We Heard provides an overview of our engagement activities over a six-month period and summarizes the themes […]

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The robots are coming; what do to about it

Keith Dempsey

    By Keith Dempsey, For The Sudbury Star Friday, January 26, 2018 12:52:33 EST AM SAMSSA Attended Discussion Sarah Doyle, director of policy with the Brookfield Institute, speaks at the “Robot Talks” public engagement session at YMCA Employment Services in Sudbury, Ont. on Thursday January 25, 2018. Gino Donato/Sudbury Star/Postmedia Network   While it […]

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Brazilian miner Vale ordered to repair environmental damage


        Reuters | 2 days ago |  |  0     RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 15 (Reuters) – A Brazilian court on Monday ordered the world’s largest iron ore miner Vale SA to repair environmental damages its operations caused in land belonging to a community of descendants of escaped slaves in northern Brazil. Federal prosecutors announced the […]

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Short-term shutdown at Vale’s Coleman Mine extended

CBC News Sudbury

      Company recalling maintenance employees to mine in Levack, sending workers to other sites CBC News Posted: Jan 12, 2018 10:33 AM ET Last Updated: Jan 12, 2018 10:33 AM ET Vale says repairs to the Coleman Mine in Sudbury won’t be done until mid-February. 29 shares Related Stories Coleman Mine layoff continues, over 300 […]

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SAMSSA Member–Manitoulin Transport Acquires Direct Right Cartage Inc. of Brampton, Ontario

Media Release

    — First Purchase in Intermodal Shipping Segment —   MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — January  10, 2018 — Manitoulin Transport has acquired Direct Right Cartage Inc. of Brampton, Ontario, a premium intermodal service provider.  This is the seventh purchase for Manitoulin in the last 12 months. The acquisition builds on the company’s existing intermodal offerings […]

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