On Dec. 7th, 2017, a high level delegation from Northeastern University (NEU) in China came to Laurentian University in Sudbury, to sign an international agreement to establish the China Canada Centre for Deep Mining Innovation (CCCDMI).
Three areas of interest initially identified were rock mechanics, geology and safety.
At the request of one of the industry partners, Shandong Gold, a fourth focus area was added; ecological mining, or as it is known in Canada, green mining. In earth sciences, Laurentian University’s Metal Earth is already breaking new ground in understanding metal deposit mechanisms. This fall, a long stream of seismic trucks were used in the Abitibi- Temiskaming area to map a cross section of the earth, down through the mantle.
Signing an agreement to create the China Canada Centre for Deep Mining Innovation. CREDIT: MIRARCO