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Mining Applications

Mineral exploration, Mining Planning

Mineral Exploration

The problem
  • Alluvial exploration requires knowledge of bedrock topography, grain-size distribution, volume of overburden, de-watering issues
  • Routinely exploration is carried out exclusively by drilling boreholes in a regular pattern. This methodology is slow, expensive and provides only pinpricks of information.
The problem
  • Mining planning requirements include assessing the minerals deposits’ extent and quality:
    • Irregular or complex deposits are often not well defined by drilling alone
    • Mineral Sands – volume calculations dependent on accurate mapping of layer thickness/shape which can be highly variable
  • Optimizing shaft placement and design requires not only a clear understanding of the mineral deposits shape and extent but also the location of geo-hazards such as faults and voids

Mine Planning