Posts tagged as Mining

Financial institutions are restricting thermal coal funding

To date, over 100 globally significant financial institutions have announced their divestment from coal mining and/or coal-fired power plants. When significant investors act, global momentum increases. New announcements are occurring on average every week. One of the most recent to publish its policy on thermal coal financing is First Rand. The organisation says it recognises […]

Machine guidance investment upgrades technology fleet

Downer, an integrated services company listed on the Australian and New Zealand stock exchanges, invested in Carlson high precision machine guidance solutions to be deployed across four mine sites in Australia. In total, 27 machine systems will be installed across a fleet of dozers, excavators, drills, and supervisor vehicles to increase productivity and optimize mine […]

Partnership to develop mining and tunnelling solutions

Geoslam has partnered with the underground equipment manufacturer, Normet. The companies have joined efforts to develop technology and solutions for mining and tunnelling customers to enhance safety, efficiency and quality of sprayed concrete solutions. Process Monitor Live, which uses advanced lidar technology, offers real-time guidance on the thickness of sprayed concrete being applied to the […]

Achieving near real-time volume data delivery in opencast mining

The mining industry is currently experiencing one of the most evolutionary phases of its time. After witnessing a relatively reluctant adaption to drone technology, customers are now demanding a faster data turnaround due to increasing production pressures and internal incentives. With faster processing hardware and improved software processing turnaround, raw drone data has now given […]

Mozambican mine adopts AUV technology

A mining company in the Moatize District, western part of Mozambique’s Tete province, appointed iGlobe Mozambique to assist with aerial acquisition, as well as partially process the data. Pilot staff at the mine are being trained to fly specialised drones using RTK technology. Ebee RTK+ and Trimble UX5 drones are used to fly an area […]

Software licence donation advances geosciences

Petroleum Experts has donated an academic software licence worth R25-million to the Wits School of Geosciences. The company’s MOVE software is the global standard in the minerals exploration, mining, and environmental geosciences for analysis of structural geological data collection, analysis, 3D visualisation and modelling. The donation by Petroleum Experts of 10 academic licences for use […]

New open mining format under development

The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) is developing Version 2.0 of the Open Mining Format (OMF), an open-source file specification for 3D data interoperability. Mining requires a wide range of spatial data and new technologies are adding to the complexity. While these changes create better representations of geological phenomena, moving complex data between proprietary software […]