VW Just Gave Tesla a $25 Billion Battery Shock

Chris Reiter/Christoph Rauwald

  – by Chris Reiter and Christoph Rauwald (Bloomberg News – March 13, 2018) March 13, 2018 in AG secured 20 billion euros ($25 billion) in battery supplies to underpin an aggressive push into electric cars in the coming years, ramping up pressure on Tesla Inc. as it struggles with production issues for the […]

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Sudbury economy to be flat in 2018: report

Sudbury Star Staff

  By Sudbury Star Staff Wednesday, March 14, 2018 1:43:42 EDT AM A Vale train dumps slag on Oct. 12. Slag is a byproduct of the smelting process. Gino Donato/Sudbury Star     The economy of Greater Sudbury will move forward sluggishly this year, the Conference Board of Canada said Tuesday. “Sudbury’s economy bounced back […]

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SAMSSA’s 14th annual general meeting draws a crowd

Dick DeStefano

      February 21, 2018 by DICK DESTEFANO In: DICK DESTEFANO SUDBURY MINING SOLUTIONS jOURNAL Dick DeStefano Executive Director, SAMSSA I remember the days when annual general meetings were dry, technical and outright boring. Shareholders were present to hear about the past year’s results and the financial information that was delivered was complicated and sometimes […]

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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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