Taking Intelligence Underground

First-of-its-kind ore handling solution puts safety first at one of the world’s largest copper and gold mines

Mining companies are digging deeper than ever. And to maximize output, what starts as a pit mine often extends underground.

“As mines get deeper, extraction of valuable ore becomes more costly,” said Derek Meloche, manager of business development, Variant Mining Technologies. “In addition, safeguarding personnel from underground hazards is a critical concern.”

Located in the Sudbury basin in Ontario, Canada, Variant Mining Technologies specializes in solutions for underground hard rock mining. The company works to solve one of the industry’s biggest challenges – moving material underground safely and efficiently.