Wabi Iron & Steel Corp. is proud to announce that it has produced mine rail cars for the Goldcorp Campbell Mine, an underground gold operation in Balmertown, Ontario. Wabi’s 5-ton mild steel rail cars completed with 16-inch cast wheels and link arrangements were specifically customized for Goldcorp’s narrow-vein gold mine which uses light rail track systems. As an added service, Wabi’s engineering team also reverse-engineered the mine’s existing Granby-style rail car.
Wabi Iron & Steel Corp. supplies high-chrome abrasion-resistant iron pump parts like casings, suction elbows, suction liners, impellers, and suction covers for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) Yeomans Chicago Corporation and Pentair Pump Group. The quality wear resistant castings are crafted at Wabi’s Foundry Division that specialises in services like electrical discharge machining as well as static and dynamic balancing.
Large mining companies are now initiating multi-million dollar exploration efforts in Canada. Centerra Gold Inc., Goldcorp Inc., and Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. are just some of the big names expected to lead the way for gold prospecting in the region. “We have a lot of evidence that there is gold in the area,” Agnico chief executive Sean Boyd commented regarding his company’s plan to move eight drill rigs and around 80 miners to its arctic location.
Nunavut may be largely snow and ice, but the best things about this northerly territory lie below everyone’s feet.
Exploration of the western part of the territory, particularly near Kugluktuk, is set to begin after having secured funds to build a full-scale mine in the future. Vancouver-based exploration firm Kaizen Discovery has partnered with Japanese investors to set up shop in the Kitikmeot region, which has its share of mining projects.