The 'Silicon Valley' of Mining Tech

NORCAT’s underground test mine facility, about 40 minutes northwest of Sudbury, Ont., is full of interesting sights: New technology being installed and tested, underground classrooms that are used to provide safety training, a production crew of miners who are learning on the job. And soon, the above-ground facilities will be equally impressive.

The current buildings – which now consist of a couple of portables that house modest offices and change rooms – will be replaced by a purpose-built structure more befitting of Norcat’s big ambitions.

"Our intent is really to become the global one-stop shop for all that is the future of mining technology and innovation," says Don Duval, the organization’s CEO.

A private, non-profit organization that was founded in 1995, Norcat’s plays a central part in Sudbury’s rising place in international mining.

Read the full story from Canadian Mining Journal here