Mining Slope Monitoring Conference

3D Laser Mapping, UK, has published the programme of speakers for its forthcoming International Slope Monitoring Conference. Taking place on 25 and 26 July 2012 in Mokopane, South Africa, the programme is to include a keynote address from one of Anglo American’s principal surveyors, case study presentations by laser monitoring system SiteMonitor users, and a paper on slope failure by 3D Laser Mapping’s executive chairman and founder, Dr Graham Hunter. The conference will also provide hands-on training sessions and the opportunity for delegates to network with peers. Keynote speaker Huw Thomas, principal surveyor at Anglo American, has more than 20... (read more)
2012-06-25 10:09:56

Iranian Meeting on Mining

Higher officials from Iran Ministry of Industry and Mines, and from all its 30 provincial directorates were able to learn about Netcad mining solutions in the seminar held in Tehran. In the seminar the Ore Body Modeling and Mine Planning Engineering solution NETPRO/Mine and NETGIS|Server platform based Geospatial Mining License Information System solutions are presented. The event was interactive and the attendees highly appreciated the solutions. After the event the higher officials of the ministry mentioned that the presented solutions fits all the requirements of their organization, and even they present more than the expectations.Iran Ministry of Industry and Mines... (read more)
2010-04-28 02:54:04

Mining and Engineering Solutions

Maptek is a provider of software and solutions for the mining and engineering sectors. Listening to customers and responding to their needs is the philosophy, and founded on this products have been developed including Vulcan software for 3D geological modelling and mine planning, I-Site hardware and software for 3D laser scanning and imaging, and MineSuite fleet personnel and production information systems. Established in Sydney, Australia by Bob Johnson in 1981 and now headquartered in Adelaide, South Australia, Maptek maintains a global sales and support structure based in the regions. A policy of vigorous expansion in 1986 led to an international... (read more)
2010-11-04 03:56:57

Surveying in the Mining Sector

An Overview of Geospatial Methods in Mining Engineering
Geospatial data forms the foundation of mining. The rapidly evolving innovations in the geomatics sector are bringing previously unforeseen opportunities that will provide a major boost, both to mining surveyors and the mining industry as a whole. Read on for an article which starts with some history – after all, we should never forget where we came from – and then goes on to present a general outline of surveying in the mining industry, with a focus on the survey equipment and the technologies that are being used today. Surveyors in the mining industry fulfil an essential function since they... (read more)
2017-02-01 08:46:34

Nigerian Computerised Mining Title Cadastre

GAF AG (Germany) has been awarded a contract to set-up a new computerised and countrywide mining cadastre system for Nigeria. After the successful completion of contract negotiations GAF has started work on-site in June 2007. The project aims to improve governance in the mining sector, through the establishment of a transparent system to grant, manage and cancel permits. The efficient and reliable management of mining titles is considered as a backbone to increase investment and growth in the mining sector of Nigeria.   Activities include set-up of the new computerised mining cadastre in Nigeria, training, database generation and institutional strengthening.... (read more)
2007-06-22 02:15:18

Managing Director Machine Control Mining

Steven Vesterdal has a long and successful track record in the mining business. Steven has almost twelve years experience in modular mining systems where he worked as a project engineering manager. He was involved in many customer implementations, developing key subsystems and modules. He also participated heavily in sales, product development and customer account management. After that time Steven became the chief technology officer at the automation center in Tucson (Arizona, USA). Together with his team Steven Vesterdal will expand on the recent successes of the mining business: "The mining business in North and South America has an excellent opportunity... (read more)
2010-04-22 03:37:35

UAVs in the Mining Industry

Capturing the Andalusian Mina de Aguas Teñidas
A growing number of mining companies are employing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Equipped with digital cameras, such remote-controlled small aircraft generate high-resolution aerial imagery which can be further processed to produce highly precise orthophotos, point clouds and 3D models. Surveyors and engineers can use this data to make statements and forecasts about the development of the mine, document changes as well as calculate volumes of spoil and stockpiles. In mines with both aboveground and underground areas, UAVs can provide important information about the state of the aboveground area, thus improving the safety of the workers underground. This was practised in... (read more)
2015-11-26 10:59:41

Geoscientific and Mining Information Centre for Madagascar

GAF AG (Germany) has completed the main phase of a technical assistance project in establishing the geoscience and mining information centre in Madagascar BPGRM, under the “Projet de Gouvernance des Ressources Minérales” (PGRM). The works have been performed for the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Antananarivo, Madagascar, and are funded by the World Bank / International Development Association (IDA) and the Government of Madagascar. The Information Centre has been officially launched by the Ministry of Energy and Mines 29th September and is a key achievement for the promotion of the mining sector and the attraction of foreign investment. BPGRM is... (read more)
2006-11-13 12:00:00

Hexagon Mining Purchases Mine Production Management Firm

Hexagon Mining has acquired the technology company MiPlan. Based in Perth, Australia, MiPlan develops mobile software applications for field data collection, fleet management, production management and reporting. The company has a proven track record of increasing mine productivity and providing a rapid return on investment. Hexagon Mining President Hélio Samora said MiPlan’s solutions suite will be a formidable addition to the company’s technology portfolio and significant news for customers of both companies. Safer, more productive mines depend on making sense of their data, said Samora. MiPlan’s range of apps represents a scalable, real-time mobile production management solution. Data flows Samora... (read more)
2017-01-18 02:23:21
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