Gold-focused Monarques Gold Corp. (TSX: V.MQR, Stock Forum) will be testing new technology that it hopes will “revolutionize” the underground mining of narrow ore bodies at shallow angles.

The Shallow-Angle Mining System (S.A.M.S.) technology, which has been trademarked by a Val-d’Or, Quebec company called Minrail, allows miners to extract ore from sloping surfaces of between 10 and 45 degrees with more precision than traditional methods.

Using an overhead double rail system, the technology also aims to replace current so-called “manual methods,” now considered obsolete, counter-productive and often dangerous by current standards.

Monarques would be deploying S.A.M.S. technology at its flagship Croinor gold project in Quebec, which it is hoping to put into production at an initial rate of 25,000 ounces annually.

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