On Tuesday, May 28th , 2013 at the Discovery Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Conference in Toronto, CEMI held a Mining Innovation Panel with guest speakers Douglas Morrison (CEMI), Dick DeStefano (SAMSAA), Dean L. Millar (MIRARCO), Daniel Campbell (MIRARCO) and Richard P. Fink ( Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.) to explore the potential for innovative solutions for hardrock mining in Ontario that can open up global markets at a time when the demand for metals worldwide continues to escalate.
Hardrock mining in Canada entails formidable challenges, but overcoming them through innovation would produce high-grade rewards. The high cost and availability of energy, geotechnical risk and stability, materials handling for both ore and backfill, and productivity levels in underground mines are all issues that are only exacerbated by remote locations far removed from established power and transportation infrastructure and excavation depths of up to 2.5 km.
This Discovery 13 panel explores the potential for innovative solutions in Ontario that can open up global markets at a time when the demand for metals worldwide continues to escalate.
Moderator — Douglas Morrison, President and CEO, Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI)
Dr. Dean Millar, MIRARCO Research Chair and Director, Energy, Renewables and Carbon Management (ERCM); Professor of Energy in Mining, Laurentian University
Dick DeStefano, Executive Director, Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association (SAMSSA)
Dr. Daniel Campbell, Director, Environmental Monitoring and Rehabilitation Group, MIRARCO; Assistant Professor, Laurentian University
Richard Fink, Vice President, Technical, Global Ferroallays, Cliffs Natural Resources
For more information about Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), visit www.oce-ontario.org. To learn about OCE’s Discovery conference, held annually in Toronto, Canada, visit www.ocediscovery.com.