Operations

Boxhole breakthrough

Ian Ewing

PT Freeport Indonesia wanted to move away from the Alimak method at its Deep Mill Level Zone mine, so Redpath proposed a new technology to get the job done

Digging deeper for answers

Christopher Pollon

As mines get deeper, rock stress becomes a more pressing issue but CEMI's Ultra-Deep Mining Network is conducting research to try to relieve that tension

All packed and ready to go

Eavan Moore

Proven benefits and outside financial pressure push modular construction into the mining mainstream

Energy storage solutions for the mining industry

Interest in energy storage is on the rise, particularly in Ontario where high-power users face big penalties for drawing over their one megawatt limit. David Forde of Eco-H Technologies offers miners some work-arounds using energy storage.

Less is more

The smelter in Kitimat, B.C. started up in the 1950s, and after a major upgrade, the operation is turning out even more aluminum while keeping its environmental impact in check

Names to know 2017

This cast of characters is shaping the mining industry and pushing it in new directions