Forge - March 2013

Spotlight on Vulcan

Vulcan development continues, with improvements including new grade control, implicit modelling and underground design tools scheduled for Vulcan 9.

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Quarry management

Long range laser scanning is a safe, cost-effective and accurate solution to meeting the challenges of monitoring and measuring rock falls from quarries.

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Topographic survey

Accurate surfaces are the key to knowing how much material has to be moved, where to store it, and where to locate infrastructure for efficient design.

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Freeze wall uranium mining

Extracting and producing uranium at McArthur River mine in Canada presents Cameco with challenges associated with the geology and radiological risks.

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Tools for exploration success

Maptek’s latest software system, Eureka, answers the need for target generation and regional trend analysis.

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Taking control of drill & blast

Mine sites taking advantage of the BlastLogic drill and blast management system are able to simplify routine tasks and improve blast performance.

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Modelling volcanic ash clouds

Vulcan 3D modelling and visualisation tools provide a better understanding of the behaviour of volcanic ash clouds for improving hazard management.

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Delivering on innovation

Customers and staff met at the users conference in South America last year to learn from technical case studies and participate in panel discussions.

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