First new all-electric mine dumps diesel; cuts costs, pollution

A worker watches an electric jumbo drill at Goldcorp Inc's Borden all-electric underground gold mine near Chapleau, Ontario, Canada, June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

CHAPLEAU, Ontario/LONDON (Reuters) – Hundreds of feet below thick boreal forest blanketing the Canadian Shield, a squad of near-silent, battery-powered machines are tunneling toward gold in a multimillion-dollar mining experiment to ditch diesel. Goldcorp Inc is building the world’s first new all-electric mine, a high-stakes gambit to replace noisy, fume-belching equipment being closely watched by […]

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