Canadian Mining Journal



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    TRAINING: Vale, Glencore join forces with Norcat

    June 10, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    ONTARIO – Vale Canada, Technica Mining, and Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations, which are part of Glencore, have joined forces with non-profit organization Norcat to develop, test, and deploy a series of technology-enabled blended learning programs aimed at transforming how the Canadian

  • TRAINING: Norcat partners with Vale to develop interactive program

    March 3, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SUDBURY – Norcat, a leading provider of skilled labour training for the mining industry, has announced a partnership with Vale, one of the world’s largest miners, to develop and deploy an experiential learning program. As part of this partnership, Norcat

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    TRAINING: CAF seeks national strategy for women in trades

    August 28, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum is assembling a task force from among its members to develop a national strategy for women in trades. The action comes after extensive consultations with stakeholders over the last two years. The CAF hosted

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    TRAINING: Immersive Technologies powers ahead with multi-OEM strategy

    July 11, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PERTH, Australia – Immersive Technologies has engaged in an unprecedented level of mining machine simulator development for a diverse range of original equipment manufacturers (OEM) over the past year. This is set to continue with projects underway for new and

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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.