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A large-scale hydraulic air compressor, which is scheduled to be installed at Dynamic Earth in the summer, should make ventilation for ultra-deep mines more affordable.
Dynamic Earth becomes test site for deep mine air compressor Sudbury’s Dynamic Earth mining science museum will be the test bed for a new large-scale underground air compressor to supply deep mines with cool air. The compressor will use an efficient hydraulic system to move air underground.Historically, mines have mostly used centrifugal or reciprocating compressors to help meet their underground ventilation needs.A centrifugal compressor uses rotating impeller blades, similar to the propeller on a plane, to push air underground.Reciprocating compressors...

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Vale, employees charged in 2014 smelter death
The Ministry of Labour has laid 17 charges against Vale under the Occupational Health and Safety Act for a workplace incident at the Copper Cliff smelter April 6, 2014, that killed a millwright and injured another worker.Paul Rochette, 36, was killed when he was struck in the head by a pin that bro...
Longer mine life in store for Lac des Iles
North American Palladium announced March 27 that it has filed a revised technical report outlining expansion at its Lac des Iles Mine, near Thunder Bay.The Toronto-headquartered miner said a preliminary economic assessment (PEA), first discussed in a Feb. 26 news release, supports a new base case w...
Pele partners with Chinese company on rare earth metals project
Pele Mountain Resources and Chinese company Sheng Kang Ning (SKN) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop a rare earth metals processing facility in Elliot Lake.Pele and SKN, a mining investment company, are aiming to jointly develop a monazite-processing firm on the site of ...
Mining program reaches training milestone
More than 1,000 workers have achieved national certification through the Canadian Mining Certification Program (CMCP), according to the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR).Occupations covered by the program include underground miner, surface miner, minerals processing operator and di...


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