"The business of mining deep: below 2.5kms"

Ultra-Deep Mining Network

The Network

UDMN aims to become the leading expert in Ultra-Deep (below 2.5km) research and innovation and to solve the challenges that impact resource extraction in these environments. By supporting solution providers capable of creating the industry-needed tools and technologies in the short term, it will lead the way in helping ultra-deep mines to operate more effectively and safely, generate more value, improve the human environment and enhance mine productivity.

UDMN Factsheet

UDMN Project Booklet

Research Themes

Through this network there are four strategic themes:

Rock stress risk reduction; improve the control of stability in deep underground excavations

Energy reduction: the 40% Mine; improve the energy consumption profile of deep mines

Novel methods of material transport and productivity; increase the rates of development and production in mines

Improved human health; use human centered approach to improve environment in deep mines



Save the Date: 2nd Annual UDMN Symposium is scheduled for Thursday, December 1st, 2016. Stay tuned for more information.


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Theme 2: Improved Thermal Mass Utilization Decreasing Applied Ventilation System Energy Intensity


Theme 4: Thermal Garment


Theme 3: Hydraulic Air Compressor


Theme 2: Wind2Ice: Low Cost, Low Carbon Creation of Ice to Cool Deep Canadian Mines


Theme 2: Determination of the Acceptable Geothermal Resource for Open Loop Systems