Blasting entails all of the related equipment required to blast hard rock including drilling equipment/rigs and consumables such as drill bits, explosives and all other related components to detonate a charge.

Bulk Handling Equipment

This category is centered on the manufacturing of equipment used for the handling both dry and saturated materials including stationary machinery such as conveyor belts to mobile equipment such as loaders.

Metal Fabrication

Metal Fabrication entails a manufacturer that takes raw flat steel and based on engineering drawings manufactures it into components necessary for building mines and all related infrastructure.


Includes all of the services required to ensure mining is conducted in an environmentally sound and responsible way as not to impact current or future ecosystems.

Health and Safety

All personnel protective equipment, training and detection systems necessary to ensure the employees are held out of harm's way in all mining applications including equipment operators and miners.

Fixed Mining Equipment

This category includes equipment necessary for optimum mine production that is a permanent fixture within the mine site including rock breakers, crushers, mineral processing equipment and conveying systems.

Automation / Software

Smart technology that optimizes mine production and mineral processing through real-time information available to surface including ventilation on demand, telerobotic, communication systems, autonomous vehicle operation, personnel, and equipment monitoring.


All components required to ensure mine personnel have the ventilation necessary for a safe and productive working environment including ventilation on demand systems, air quality monitoring, chillers, fans, and ductwork.

Mobile Mining Equipment

All self-propelled equipment either on wheels or tracks that can be moved throughout the mine site either surface or underground including jumbo drills, scoops, scissor lifts, bolters, cement trucks, loaders, and personnel movers.

Consulting Services

Encompasses all of the support services necessary to properly engineer a mine site and mineral processing facilities including engineering, procurement, construction, and management firms.

Mine Contractors

Includes firms that specialize in constructing/developing mines and all related infrastructure through a turnkey approach or by being contracted to undertake specific developments from shaft sinking, head frame constructing, raise boring and drift development.

Battery Electric Vehicles

One of the most innovative and environmental responsible changes to underground mining is the introduction of battery-powered underground equipment. MineConnect members lead the development of electrification and are pioneers in the industry. Removing the diesel particulates, reducing heat and noise has revolutionized the mining industry.

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  • July 30, 2021  |  Member Story

    New Member Announcement: Sling-Choker Mfg. Ltd.

    MineConnect’s newest corporate member is no other than Sling-Choker Mfg, Ltd. Visit their website: and check out their supplier profile HERE. Sling-Choker Mfg. has a long history of manufacturing and supplying Rigging products to the mining industry: Wire rope Wire rope slings. Web slings, round slings, Chain slings & mess slings Shackles, Clips Turnbuckles…

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  • July 30, 2021  |  Industry News

    Mining management and board changes – On the Move

    Environmental biologist and top mine remediation expert Nadia Mykytczuk is now interim president and CEO of MIRARCO. In this capacity, she will provide support to the Goodman School of Mines at Laurentian University. From 2016 to 2021, Mykytczuk was Industrial Research Chair in Biomining, Bioremediation, and Science Communication. She is a graduate of Laurentian (PhD)…

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  • July 30, 2021  |  Industry News

    Construction begins for Nouveau Monde’s Matawinie mine

    Nouveau Monde has begun civil construction works for its Matawinie graphite mine in Saint-Michel-des-Saints, Que., 120 km north of Montreal. Commercial production is scheduled to begin by the end of 2023. The company is taking a phased approach to becoming a vertically integrated source of green battery anode material. First is development. The Matawinie mine…

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  • July 30, 2021  |  Member Story

    Sudbury Airport Development Corporation is receiving $3.5M from federal government to maintain regional connectivity.

    Regional air transportation is crucial to local economic growth, the movement of goods and the connectivity of Canadians across the country. The pandemic has had major impacts on regional air transportation ecosystems, affecting communities and local businesses from coast to coast to coast. The Government of Canada’s Regional Air Transportation Initiative (RATI), launched in March…

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  • July 28, 2021  |  Industry News

    Battle for Noront heats up with BHP’s US$258M bid

    BHP (ASX, LON, NYSE: BHP) has offered $325 million (US$258.45 million) for Canadian nickel miner Noront Resources (TSX-V: NOT), trumping a bid by Australian mining billionaire Andrew Forrest’s Wyloo Metals, as top miners race to secure supplies of battery metals. The world’s largest miner is offering $0.55 per share of Noront, representing a premium of 129% to the firm’s…

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