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Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to attend the annual Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) conference in Denver. The conference was well attended, over 7,000 people, and I was able to see a lot of excellent technical talks on reconciliation, stochastic mine planning, geostatistics, and a myriad of other topics. It was a great opportunity to keep abreast with the latest and greatest advances in the mining industry and to see how mining professionals are tackling today’s challenges and bringing about the elusive mine of the future. (more…)
Last week we launched our new survey product, I-Site Drive. It connects a custom vehicle mount with specific software to enable continuous acquisition of data using an I-Site laser scanner. I’ve had the pleasure of ‘test driving’ I-Site Drive at several Australian mine sites. Here’s my experience of the system. (more…)
In 2008 I was introduced to the concept of providing software training to users through my current role.
It is something that I had experienced previously, but from the other side of the fence – the client side. I received training on a specific mining application. To this day, I don’t remember too much of that training. I don’t remember the trainer’s details, I don’t remember too much about the software. Usage of the software on my own time eventually made me realise that in those three days of training, I would never have been able to understand all the concepts. It probably was not expected of me to do so anyway. So what did the company pay for – for me to be out of the office for three days? (more…)
When it comes to scheduling, engineers need a system which they can rely on to determine the most efficient path towards a high value practical solution. They want a flexible, agile approach which can easily handle changing inputs and objectives. They need intuitive tools and confidence that the solution they choose will maximise the value of their project while providing a practical and implementable strategy. (more…)
Have you ever wondered about the optimal configuration for your computer to run Vulcan?
Our development team has broadly defined how various hardware components affect Vulcan performance. Use this guide to assess your priorities and decide where best to invest your hardware budget. (more…)