GOLD: Newmont Goldcorp officially opens all-electric Borden mine

ONTARIO – The new all-electric Borden gold mine 9 km from Chapleau is officially open, following a ceremony attended by Denver-based Newmont […]
A MacLean electric bolter underground at the Borden gold mine. (Image: Newmont Goldcorp)

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[caption id="attachment_1003730838" align="aligncenter" width="461"] A MacLean electric bolter underground at the Borden gold mine. (Image: Newmont Goldcorp)[/caption] ONTARIO – The new all-electric Borden gold mine 9 km from Chapleau is officially open, following a ceremony attended by Denver-based Newmont Goldcorp officials and dignitaries from across the province. The company proudly says the mine features state-of-the-art health and safety controls, digital mining technologies and processes, and an all-electric underground fleet. Dignitaries attending the launch were Ontario’s Minister of Energy, Mines, & Northern Development and Indigenous Affairs Greg Rickford; Chief of the Chapleau Cree First Nation Keeter Corston; Chief of the Chapleau Ojibwe First Nation Anita Stephens; Chief of the Brunswick House First Nation Cheryl St. Denis; Chief of the Michipicoten First Nation Pat Tangie; Chapleau mayor Michael Lesvesque; Timmins mayor George Pirie, Newmont Goldcorp’s regional senior VP or North America Todd White; and general manager of the Porcupine and Borden mines Marc Lauzier. Both the Canadian and Ontario governments each granted the company $5 million towards electrification. Please visit www.NewmontGoldcorp.com.

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