Timmins, Ontario, Canada offers the ideal scientific research location for a laboratory and the Timmins Economic Development Corporation is your link to setting up in the area. We are able to act as the intermediary with Glencore Canada Corporation, which operates the deepest base metal mine in the world at 48.6833° N, -81.3666° W, over 2,900 metres (9,514 ft) underground, where the opportunity for a deep-underground laboratory exists.
How deep underground scientists are able to conduct experiments is of significant importance in order to elude the universe’s cosmic rays that bombard Earth and interfere with experimentation. Scientists seek to evade these cosmic rays to conduct experiments in isolation and have more conclusive results.
In May 2013, Timmins gained worldwide prominence with the discovery of water potentially 2.6 billion years old, found trapped in rocks deep underground.
“Until our most recent work, the hydrogen production in the continental crust was calculated to be negligible: close to zero. This was very wrong and our work shows the hydrogen production in the continental crust to be the equal to that produced in the oceanic crust. This doubles the estimate of hydrogen produced on Earth.”
– Prof. Chris Ballentine, University of Oxford
“The rocks are so ancient they contain records of fluid and the atmosphere from the earliest parts of Earth’s history. But simultaneously, they also provide us with information about the chemistry that can support life. The hunt for life in the deep crust is now a priority.”
– Barbara Sherwood Lollar, Geoscientist, University of Toronto
Whether your underground in the deepest base metal mine in the world or way up in the heights of the stratosphere, Timmins has the unique settings and the supporting infrastructure necessary to create the ideal conditions for your scientific research project. Contact us today for more information on underground scientific research opportunities Timmins.
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