The Hoyle Pond Mine in Timmins has become something of a testing ground for many pieces of mining equipment destined for the new all-electric Borden Lake gold project near Chapleau.
It might also turn out that Hoyle Pond and other “traditional” mines will eventually rely more and more on using all-electric equipment.
Borden is the newest gold mine operation for Goldcorp’s Porcupine Gold Mines division, which also includes Hoyle Pond, the Hollinger open pit and the Dome Mine and milling complex now being studied for the possible Century Project.
Borden was in the spotlight this week as Canada’s natural resources minister Amarjeet Sohi attended the property on Monday to provide a $5-million grant to Goldcorp through Canada’s Clean Growth Program, an investment fund for innovative green technology, research and development. The mine is being developed to become the first all-electric mine in Canada.
Brent Bergeron, Goldcorp’s vice president of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, said the concept of creating an all-electrical underground mine is not only innovative, but it is also economical.
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