"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



1st Annual UDMN Symposium

December 1, 2015 in Sudbury, ON
Network members participated in the 1st annual UDMN Symposium. This event provided members with an invaluable opportunity to engage with all network members; present high level project summaries; network with mining companies; and identify other potential synergies.

An industry led panel was assembled to facilitate discussion on technology trends affecting the mining industry today and on how mines implement new technologies. Panelists included: Zachary Mayer (Manager, Mine Technical Services) at Kidd Operations, A Glencore Company, Steve Runnalls (Manager, Mines Technical Services) at Vale, Ontario Operations, Shayne Wisniewski (General Manager of Mining Projects) at Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations, A Glencore Company, Douglas Morrison (President and CEO) at CEMI and moderated Roger Emdin (Vice President of Projects) at Harte Gold.

Multi Media Bar

UDMN Panel at PDAC

Please submit questions for the panelists in advance to Shannon Katary by February 29,...

UDMN at Energy and Mines SUMIT

CEMI supported and participated in the 3rd annual Energy and Mines Toronto Summit...

UDMN gains momentum: Hosts 1st Annual Symposium and launches new Industry focused Call for Proposals

Sudbury, ON (December 11, 2015) – Canada’s Ultra-Deep Mining Network (UDMN) continues to...

UDMN Industry Network Members Call for Proposals

For more information please contact Diane Lepage at...


Bora Ugurgel, Managing Director, showcased the UDMN at the 36th International Conference...