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Rio Tinto will spend C$10m on Sudbury underground mining research centre

By: Liezel Hill Diversified miner Rio Tinto will invest C$10-million over five years to set up a Centre for Underground Mine Construction in Canada, the group announced late on Thursday. The new facility will be based at the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) in Sudbury, Ontario, and will focus... 

Rio Tinto gears up for underground excavation trails at NSW mine

By: Esmarie Swanepoel Global miner Rio Tinto reported on Wednesday that the first of three new underground excavation systems at the Northparkes mine was ready for full-scale performance verification trails, which would start in 2012. The diversified miner was developing new excavation systems as part of its Mine of... 


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