Sep 20, 2021

   

Industry News

New database to help mining companies predict behavior of tailings flows

Researchers led by a team at the University of Waterloo created a database as part of a study that presents the first global picture of the occurrence rates, behaviors and physical impacts of tailings flows, which are rapid downstream movements of mine waste following the failure of tailings dams.  The study, which was published in the journal Engineering...

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Sep 20, 2021

   

Industry News

Ecuador expects 4 major mining projects to start up by 2025

Ecuador expects four major mining projects to start production by the end of President Guillermo Lasso’s first term in 2025, as the conservative leader seeks to diversify the economy before oil exports, the natural resources ministry said on Friday. Lasso, a former banker who took office in May, is seeking to attract private investment to boost the...

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Sep 20, 2021

   

Industry News

Canada’s oil patch heads for hospital triage with virus raging

Canada’s oil heartland of Alberta has been hit with its most dangerous Covid-19 wave, with hospital intensive care beds filling up so quickly that health professionals are preparing to make decisions about who lives and who dies.  Provincial Premier Jason Kenney announced new isolation measures and introduced a vaccine passport system to allow the vaccinated...

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Sep 20, 2021

   

Industry News

Global nickel production to rise 6.8% in 2021 – report

Global nickel mine production is expected to grow by 6.8% to reach 2,427.4kt in 2021, after registering an estimated 4.2% decline to 2,272kt last year owing to covid-related lockdowns and restrictions, says GlobalData. In its latest report, the data analytics company noted that Indonesia (+16.3%), the Philippines (+5.1%) and Brazil (+24%) will be significant contributors to...

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Sep 17, 2021

   

Industry News

Maestro Digital Mine garners Company of the Year at prestigious Bell Business Excellence Awards

METS Sector digital disruptor, Maestro Digital Mine is being recognized as Company of the Year for its excellence, continuous growth and success in the underground mine sector. The Sudbury-based company was honored at the 24th annual Bell Business Excellence Awards gala celebration on September 16th at the Caruso Club in Sudbury. Hosted by the Greater...

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Sep 17, 2021

   

Industry News

Australian lithium explorer secures ground in northwestern Ontario

Ardiden sells controlling stake in three lithium projects to Green Technology Metals A new Australian lithium exploration company wants to tap into the global clean energy movement, starting in northwestern Ontario. Shareholders for Ardiden, a gold exploration company operating in the Pickle Lake area, have agreed to sell up to 80 per cent ownership of its lithium projects...

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Sep 17, 2021

   

Industry News

NORCAT Launches Open Innovation Platform to Connect the “Builders” and “Buyers” of Innovation

NORCAT is proud to announce the launch of the NORCAT Open Innovation Platform – an online marketplace that enables tech companies and mining companies to work together to solve the many intractable challenges facing the global mining industry. “The primary objective of the NORCAT Open Innovation Platform is to expedite the identification, product development, and...

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Sep 15, 2021

   

Member Story

HARD-LINE features TeleOp Assist: new & advanced semi-autonomous mining technology that increases production and safety

HARD-LINE’s TeleOp suite continues to expand and just got even better with the addition of TeleOp Assist. The new semi-autonomous upgrade serves as an add-on to the TeleOp base system providing operators with intelligent steering assistance and collision detection keeping underground LHDs off walls even with little clearance on either side of the machine “TeleOp...

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Sep 15, 2021

   

Industry News

From a whisper to a roar. What the mining industry needs to do to catch up to the electrification wave

What started with a few key early adopters taking important steps towards battery electrification over the past decade has now slowly but surely gone from the margins to the mainstream. There is a famous exchange in English literature: ”How did you go bankrupt?” “Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.” These lines, from Ernest Hemmingway’s The Sun...

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Sep 15, 2021

   

Industry News

Mining Investment Opportunities in Northern Ontario for Japanese Companies

Invest in Canada is pleased to host a mining focused session in collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry, Natural Resources Canada, and the Japanese Consulate in Toronto.  Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Toronto and the Japan Society have also provided their support...

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