Canadian Mining Journal



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    TRAINING: Komatsu to acquire Immersive Technologies

    June 17, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Komatsu Ltd., through its wholly owned subsidiary in Australia, has agreed to acquire global mining technology and workforce optimization firm Immersive Corporation (Immersive Technologies), which specialises in increasing mine profitability by optimizing the safety and productivity of equipment

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    EDUCATION: Goodman School of Mines expands into Latin America

    March 6, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SUDBURY, Ont.  – The Goodman School of Mines at Laurentian University and the Core Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding this week aiming to promote the school’s education and research activities in Peru, Chile and Brazil. The Core Foundation is

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    TECHNOLOGY: Norcat to expand underground centre

    March 4, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Norcat of Sudbury, Ont., has announced plans to expand its unique underground centre in Onaping. The company is the only innovation centre that owns and operates an underground mine designed to enable start-ups, small/medium enterprises, and international companies

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    TRAINING: Immersive Technologies fosters growth in North America

    February 28, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – The installed base of Immersive Technologies mining simulators in North America has seen consistent growth since the deployment of the first generation units in the early 2000’s. Today, early adopters are upgrading their technology to the latest models

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    ENGINEERING: MacLean to run underground test mine in Sudbury

    October 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SUDBURY, Ont. – MacLean Engineering has purchased the former MTI test underground testing facility in the Lively neighbourhood. It is located less than a 10-minute drive from the company’s sales, service and support centre. The property includes an approximately 300-metre

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    TRAINING: Immersive Technologies simulators build remote operator skills

    September 25, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    INDONESIA  – Freeport McMoRan (FMI) in Indonesia is using training simulators from Immersive Technologies to prepare operators for Caterpillar’s semi-autonomous load-haul-dump operations with Cat Command for Underground. Command for Underground automates the tramming and dumping component of an underground loader’s load-haul-dump cycle.

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    TRAINING: Norcat launches new Common Core module for drilling

    July 23, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SUDBURY, Ont. – As demand for exploration drilling remains strong, Norcat has launched a new training program for surface and underground diamond driller assistants as part of the Common Core curriculum. The first five-week program will begin Aug. 13, 2018.

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    TRAINING: Immersive Technologies rolls out operator performance analytics

    July 5, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA –  Every hour a mine captures hundreds of data points measuring operator performance but too often sites don’t take action due to data overload or lack of understanding about the value that can be unlocked by managing operator variability.

  • TRAINING: Learn the skills, comply with federal drone regulations

    April 19, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    WINNIPEG – Transport Canada regulations released in December 2016, require proper training and education for those who wish to use drones for commercial purposes. Regulations require that anyone using a drone for any purpose besides the recreational enjoyment of flying

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    TRAINING: Immersive adds LX6 to medium fidelity simulator family

    April 16, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Immersive Technologies the world’s largest supplier of surface and underground mining equipment simulators is proudly announcing the latest addition to its medium fidelity simulator range. The LX6 is a brand new medium fidelity simulator platform which offers the

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    FUNDING: QMA welcomes funding of apprenticeship programs

    April 10, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC CITY – The Quebec Mining Association says it welcomes the announcement by the province to put $7.8 million into funding for apprenticeship programs, as outlined by the mining industry. The funding will be used to finance the project “Equipping

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    SOFTWARE: Deswik stands test of time, continues to grow

    March 19, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRISBANE, Australia – It can be tough being a newcomer in an established industry but, after 10 years in business, mining technology firm Deswik has proved its staying power. Deswik’s story began in 2008 with three founders at one location