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New Mining and Exploration Data Centre in Sudbury

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New Mining and Exploration Data Centre in Sudbury

Ontario Government Supports Mining Innovation and Research

Ontario is supporting a new mining and exploration data centre in Sudbury that will help mining companies access deeper mineral deposits more quickly and efficiently.

With support from the province's Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation is creating a Mining Observatory Data Control Centre at SNOLAB, located at the Vale Creighton Mine near Sudbury. The new facility will help mining companies collect, filter and analyze mining and exploration data while better positioning northern Ontario as a knowledge and service leader in mineral industry data.

Investing in mining research helps deliver on the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario and is part of the government's economic plan to invest in people, invest in infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario is providing $750,000 for this project through the NOHFC.
  • The Mining Observatory Data Control Centre project is scheduled to be completed by December 2015.
  • Since 2003, the NOHFC has committed more than $890 million to nearly 5,900 projects, creating or retaining more than 22,900 jobs in northern Ontario.

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“The Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation continues to help the mines and minerals industry turn innovative ideas into reality. This funding will strengthen Greater Sudbury’s standing as an international hub of research and innovation in mining.”

Rick Bartolucci

MPP for Sudbury

“Our investment in this project is providing an opportunity for academia and industry to work together to establish a much-needed mining information data processing centre that will be very helpful in planning new mining projects such as developing the next generation of tools and protocols for mining at deeper levels.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Chair of the NOHFC

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