How Deployment of High Accuracy Drones Makes Surface Mining Safer
Drones are no longer "a nice to have" option at an open-pit mining site. They have become a necessity to explore and survey land, assist with drill and blast planning, measure stockpiles and capture data from vast highwall mining sites.
How is High Precision 3D Data Improving Mining Workflows?
Huge thanks to Chris Lane and Melissa Newton from Teck Resources, and Andy Jansen from Nevada Gold Mines for sharing their experiences.
How Accurate Do Your Mine Surveys Need To Be?
We had a lively discussion with two experienced mine surveyors during the inaugural launch of the Skycatch monthly series of expert roundtables and thought leadership webinars.
Automated Capture: One Reason Skycatch Provides Best Quality 3D Models of Highwalls
Traditionally, open pit highwalls have been expensive, time-consuming, and dangerous to scan. However, despite the financial costs, burdens of time, and risk of bodily injury to personnel, there’s no doubt that highwall scanning is imperative for enabling your geologists and geotechnical engineers to do their jobs effectively.
3 Types of Highwall Mining Technology Making the Industry Safer
Mining is as much about gathering information as it is gathering metals and minerals. Similarly, as heavy equipment and extraction techniques have evolved over the years, so, too, have information-capturing techniques and technologies. Highwall mining, in particular, has come a long way, and modern mining operations are reaping the benefits with new mining solutions.
The Evolution of Data Capture and Analysis for Highwall Mining
Highwall mine analysis has come a long way, but progress didn’t happen overnight. For decades, accurately assessing slope stability and other highwall characteristics has been challenging, expensive and dangerous.
How Surveying Is No Longer The Highwall Mining Data Bottleneck
Capturing good, accurate data for highwall mining analysis has been a persistent challenge facing the mining industry, and we think it’s one worth improving.
How Digital Innovation in Mining is Changing the Face of the Industry
Techniques have come a long way since the Romans first began digging for tin using iron chisels and hammers—now we have all sorts of machinery to make the excavation and extraction of minerals safer and more accurate.
Mining Industry Convention and Expo Goes Virtual
The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) has hosted an annual, in-person convention focused on current affairs, legislation and new mining technologies affecting the mining industry.