Glencore Canada

Deep Mining

Dec 15, 2015

Extracting ore at 3km below the earth’s surface requires the development and application of innovative processes, methods and technologies that are unique in the global mining sector:
• Cold stope system  decreases temperatures at lower levels, and reduces electricity consumption and greenhouse gas emissions
• Automated scoop trams increases safety and productivity
• Some of the world’s largest vent fans provide ventilation-on-demand
• One of the largest fibre optic infrastructures in Northern Ontario used to communicate and remotely operate equipment 3km underground
In addition, we regularly host and share deep mining data with international research bodies, academics and private technology/product developers.


About the Glencore December 15, 2015
Deep Mining December 15, 2015
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