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The Biggest Thing to Happen to Gold Mining Since the Shovel!

Cutting mining cost by 50% or more!

Thermal Fragmenting for mining industry 
is the same as what Fracking did for the oil industry!

The Thermal Fragmentation Mining Method

An extraction process with multiple benefits that solves the challenges of today

The extraction process allows thermal fragmentation with an accuracy of 2 cm to quickly extract any type of hard rock up to 110 cm wide. With such precision, high grade precious and base metal veins can now be extracted without dilution. The thermal unit can be set up to extract a specific corridor. The major advantages of this process:

Reduced dilution

The extraction process produces highly concentrated ore which results in 400% to 500% less dilution compared to shrinkage mining methods. There is no wall damage caused by blast vibrations.

Significant cost savings

Since less rock is extracted, important savings are realised throughout the entire chain of production. The compact size of the ore (0 - 13 mm) and concentration of the material brought to the processing plant increases the production capacity of existing installations and output of ounces.

Completely mechanised

Thermal fragmentation mining process requires a 3 person team. The thermal unit is fully mechanised reducing the risk of physical injury traditionally observed in labour intensive shrinkage mining methods.

Lessens the impact on the environment

Since less waste rock is extracted and development is performed directly into ore, the process produces significantly less mining waste (1:5). Therefore, fewer chemical products per ounce mined are needed and fewer alterations are made to the terrain (smaller tailings and waste piles)

Other important impacts

  • Extends mine life
    Resources converted to Reserves
    Strengthens Sustainability & Project Acceptence
    Mining permits obtained faster and easier
    Low Cost slot raise
    Cost effective bulk sampling


  1. Series of 6 inch (15-cm) pilot holes drilled into the vein with conventional drill
    Thermal Fragmentation (thermal head, compressed air and water) is inserted and spalls the rock, quickly increasing the diameter of the hole to 30 - 110 cm
    Extraction of ore in 0 - 13 mm fragments
    Break leftover rock between fragmented holes to recover remaining ore

Each work site is organised within two superimposed drift levels, approximately 20 meters apart. By drifting directly into the ore, we minimise mining waste and development costs. Through the use of soft explosive charges, the hanging wall and footwall are left intact and only the mineralised corridor itself is extracted.

Additional applications of thermal fragmentation

We replace and / or improve these extractions methods:

  • Room and pillar method (flat or reef)
    Small Long Hole method
    Shrinkage method

We also used for:

  • Drop Raise / Blind raise
    Ventilation raise (primary and secondary)
    Drainage holes of 30 cm and more
    Vibration blasting control
    Perimeter blasting and stress reduction
    Drift cuts
    Ore recovery in drifting
    Ore/waste pass
    Security exits

IBM to collaborate with Nippon on the ‘Dragons’ of the future

Brossard (Quebec), September 14th, 2015 Nippon Dragon Resources Inc. (the “Corporation” or “Nippon”) (TSX-V Symbol: NIP), is pleased to announce that it has retained IBM for the development of a cloud based information acquisition system solution by way of sensors for its thermal fragmentation units, commonly referred to as ‘Dragons’. The agreement is the second phase of a project whose ultimate outcome will be to gather and process data in real-time from operating thermal units in the field. The first phase was the preparation and implementation of a cloud based storage system, which has been successfully completed.

IBM will work on selecting suitable heat sensors and their integration on the thermal units in order to quantify the in-hole temperature of the ‘thermal cushion’ with actual tests and transmit the data to the cloud based information acquisition system. Subsequent phases will be to install additional sensors that will provide real-time data on processes such as: productivity, air/water pressure, fuel consumption and overall performance of the units.

The cloud based processing of the data will allow Nippon to build a multi-experiential databank, which will enable optimization of its services and recommendations to customers and distributors. The data will allow, among other things, to provide objective ways to maximize performance and predictive equipment maintenance service information on its Dragons. IBM, in particular, has an undeniable expertise with regards to the implementation of predictive equipment maintenance within the mining industry worldwide.

These actions are part of a long-term program aimed at continuous improvements of the ‘Dragons’ and to position Nippon as a world leader in innovative mining with its exclusive and patented Thermal Fragmentation mining method.

"We are extremely pleased by the interest demonstrated by IBM in working with us to develop the concept of the "Intelligent Mine". Mines need to increase automation in order to optimize operations and significantly reduce overall mining costs, increase productivity, provide safer working conditions all while minimizing its impact on the environment and our mining method meets and even exceeds all of the above-mentioned criteria " stated Mr. André Savard, President and CEO of Nippon

Nippon is active in the exploration and the development of gold resources in Quebec. The Corporation holds a gold property with resources recognised in accordance with NI43-101, a modular treatment plant and also an exclusive license for the Thermal Fragmentation mining method.

The company’s growth strategy is based on:

• The development of its gold deposits with the objective of producing revenue from its operations;
• Increasing the value of its mining assets by prioritizing the exploration targets; and
• The commercialisation and employment of its thermal fragmentation technology.

For additional information:
John Stella, Investor relations         (514) 718-7976                              
André Savard, President & CEO     (450) 510-4442                              

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This press release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address future exploration drilling, exploration and production activities and events or developments that the Corporation expects, are forward looking statements. Although the Corporation believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions.

Nippon Dragon Resources Inc. 7055 Taschereau Blvd., suite 500, Brossard (Quebec) J4Z 1A7
Tel: (450) 510-4442

Why invest in Nippon Dragon Resources?

Thermal Fragmentation

1) Exclusive, patented and unique mining method solution designed to economically extract high grade precious/base metals veins deposits. Complimentary to or a perfect replacement for conventional mining methods.

2) Finally a solution that solves some of the challenges facing the mining industry by allowing it to; renew reserves, reduce costs, increase productivity, significantly reduce environmental impacts, increase social acceptability, reduce risk and better working conditions for the miners.

3) Massive reduction in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

4) Optimal use of available resources.

5) Significantly decreases the footprint of the mining industry in the environment.

6) Throughout the world, uneconomic mines can now be brought back into production.
7) 100% owner of Rocmec 1, one of the most promising, efficient and environmentally friendly gold deposits in Canada located in a mining camp known worldwide.

8) In excess of $ 40 million invested in development and infrastructure, fully licensed and permitted with a mill specially designed for use underground.

9) 43-101 Technical Report completed on less than 3% of the total surface area of the property, offering great potential.

10) Our approach with the use of our patented mining process, thermal fragmentation, is to produce gold ounces at a low cost. In addition, our mining operation will require a very small tailings pond due to the significant reduction in dilution.  

11) The company aims to become an intermediate gold producer with production costs among the lowest in the world while reducing to a minimum the impact on the environment. Only our technology can significantly reduce production costs and dilution in the exploitation of high-grade precious metal deposits.

12) Combined with our current and future partnership around the world, our goal is to become a very profitable multinational in the mining equipment industry within 5 years. This market represents billions of dollars in revenue per year.

13) Benefit from the challenging market conditions to acquire and bring into production deposits that are currently uneconomic with conventional mining methods.

14) The only mining company in the world that can truly take advantage of the decline in precious metals prices to become a future world leader in mining.

15) Expand the use of the thermal fragmentation to the construction industry. This is a huge and extremely profitable market.

16) The Thermal Fragmentation mining method will appeal to all environmentalists, investors, companies, governments, union, employees and citizens

17) We invite you to become a shareholder in the future 'Apple' of the mining industry. You regret having missed the first, do not miss your chance with the second!


Filing of patent on November 25th, 2002, (published on May 26th, 2004) pertaining to the method of mining including the thermal fragmentation process in narrow vein ore bodies.

  • United States patent received July 5, 2005 US 6,913,320
    United States patent received March 27, 2007 # 7,195,320 B2
    Canadian patent received March 14, 2006 # 2,495,143
    Moroccan patent received October 3, 2005 # 27552
    South Africa patent received July 14, 2006 # 2005-4251
    Mexican patent received May 25, 2005 # PA/a/2005/005613
    Russian patent received June 24, 2006 # 2005120014
    Australian patent received November 5, 2003 # 2003285235
    Tanzanian patent received June 1, 2005 # TZ/P/05/00085
    China patent received October 6, 2010 # ZL200380104249.7
    Brazilian patent received December 11, 2012 # P10316614-7  

To view the entire patent document, please visit click on “search” and enter 6913320.


Download the technology presentation  Technology Powerpoint Presentation

Download the Thermal Fragmentation Demonstration  Download the Thermal Fragmentation Demonstration

Photos of Thermal Equipment  Photos of Thermal Equipment

Presentation video:


Thermal Fragmentation 2D Animation:


Hybrid Mining & Technology Company

Nippon Dragon Resources Inc. is without a doubt one of the most innovative junior mining companies operating today. The Company’s patented “thermal fragmentation” process is ideal for high grade precious/base metal vein deposits. The exploitation of high-grade precious/base metal veins with it’s exclusive thermal fragmentation process coupled with conventional mining methods will lead the Company in becoming a mid-size gold producer in 2015.

Nippon Dragon’s growth strategy is to focus on the development of quality assets that will significantly enhance shareholder value. The acquisition, development and future exploration activities at the Rocmec 1 (Abitibi, Qc, Canada) property is an excellent example of this strategy.


View our New Corporate Presentation (Acrobat PDF)

View the Technology Presentation (Adobe PDF)

View the Thermal Fragmentation Demonstration

View the Thermal Fragmentation Demonstration (Acrobat PDF)



Nippon Dragon Resources Inc., formely Rocmec, was incorporated on july 18th, 2000 under section 1A of the Province of Quebec's Corporation Act.

Corporate Information

Head Office
7055 Taschereau Blvd.
Suite 500
Brossard, Quebec, Canada, J4Z 1A7
Tel: 450- 510-4442 
Web Site:

Legal Counsel
BCF Business Law
Montreal, Quebec,

Registrar and Transfer Agent
Computershare Trust Company of Canada
Montreal, Quebec

Petrie Raymond, S.E.N.C.R.L. 
Montréal, Québec

Toronto Dominion Bank of Canada
Montreal, Quebec

Shares Traded
TSX Venture: V.NIP
Frankfurt: D5O

Our partners and distributors :

Maxem  Don Bourgeois & Fils





Nippon Dragon Resources Japan





Press Releases

Title Published Date
Nippon announces management and Board changes Oct 06 2015
IBM to collaborate with Nippon on the ‘Dragons’ of the future Sep 14 2015
Nippon provides an update on the deployment and implementation of its exclusive and patented Thermal Fragmentation mining technology Aug 18 2015
Nippon Dragon closes a Private Placement Jul 14 2015
Thermal Fragmentation: NDR Japan participates in the reopening of a gold mine in Japan Jun 30 2015
Thermal Fragmentation: Nippon signs an exclusive licensing agreement for Australia Apr 27 2015
Nippon Dragon Resources closes first tranche of a Private Placement Apr 15 2015
Thermal Fragmentation: Nippon’s “Dragon” spalls its first rock in Japan Mar 05 2015
Thermal Fragmentation: Update on the exclusive licensing agreement with NDR Japan in Japan Feb 19 2015
Nippon Dragon withdraws as operator of the Rey Salomon project in Peru to focus on widespread distribution of its thermal fragmentation mining technology Feb 17 2015
Nippon Dragon selects Merriman Capital as Capital Markets Advisor for its new OTCQB Listing Jan 30 2015
Nippon Dragon announces results of its annual shareholders’ meeting Jan 28 2015
Thermal Fragmentation: Update on the exclusive licensing agreement with MaXem in South Africa Jan 26 2015






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#54 Hi all. So what's new with this company quicksilver459 05/28/2017 06:35:17 PM
#53 This thing is ramping up behind the scenes. GoldMineTrooper 04/04/2017 04:34:22 PM
#52 They are! Have you not stayed up to crookedneck 03/16/2017 10:05:04 AM
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#45 Crooked is Correct! ComstockRoyalty 02/24/2017 11:20:08 AM
#44 Alright, I will gladly explain & answer your crookedneck 02/24/2017 08:59:49 AM
#43 Why did they change their name (Rocmec) and CEO??? quicksilver459 02/23/2017 10:24:47 PM
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#39 Smart. (Playing devil's advocate here) ComstockRoyalty 02/21/2017 08:23:45 PM
#38 Or are they??? Why Wouldn't they Use It? ComstockRoyalty 02/21/2017 07:52:53 PM
#37 Or are they????? Majors have non-disclosure agreements in crookedneck 02/21/2017 10:44:34 AM
#36 (Playing devil's advocate here) If their invention is so quicksilver459 02/21/2017 10:19:31 AM
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