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Bolting the Face – The Newest Capability of the MacLean Bolter

Bolting the Face – The Newest Capability of the MacLean Bolter
​As mines go deeper in pursuit of increasingly scarce ore, higher ground stress is unavoidable. To combat the safety risks that these high ground stresses bring, an increasing number of mines are adding the step of bolting the face to their development cycle. Face bolting is just what it sounds like – in addition to scaling and installing rock bolt...
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Canadian Carbon Tax: An Opportunity for Greener Mining

Canadian Carbon Tax: An Opportunity for Greener Mining
Last fall, the Trudeau government announced that they would be introducing a Canada-wide carbon pricing mandate that will set a minimum price for carbon emissions across...
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Systematic ground support – The Ontario example

Systematic ground support – The Ontario example
Ontario’s mine safety record has improved dramatically over the last 50 years. According to the Ontario Ministry of Labour, the total fatalities have decreased from 152...
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