Mining giants, Vale and Glencore, say they are joining forces to study the idea of some deep level exploration and mining at Glencore's Nickel Rim South Mine in Greater Sudbury.

The two firms will examine the economic and technical feasibility of using the existing shaft and infrastructure at the Glencore operation near the Sudbury Airport, as well as additional underground infrastructure. 

They would potentially develop and mine deposits together in very close proximity to each other.

This includes Vale's Victor property and a shared deposit nearby.