I-Site Open Pit Application Case Studies

Accurate survey data benefits mine expansion

Maptek I-Site technology has been instrumental in providing accurate and efficient survey deliverables across the Savage River iron ore operation.

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Rix’s Creek

Rix’s Creek coal operation has embraced the versatility of the Maptek I-Site laser scanning survey solution.

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Monitoring wear rates in crushers

Laser scanning and modelling tools provide a safe, accurate solution for recording and monitoring wear in crushers to minimise down time.

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Analyse surface movement trends with Sentry

Hillgrove Resources found Sentry improved awareness of pit movement and helped plan remedial action, meeting mine safety objectives.

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I-Site shines on diamond mine

I-Site technology helps De Beers track and manage pit surfaces, ore stockpiles and waste dumps at the Venetia diamond mine in South Africa.

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I-Site meets the open pit survey challenge

Maptek I-Site laser scanning technology delivers accurate end-of-month data for pit surfaces, and ROM, concentrate and coarse stockpile volume at OZ Minerals Prominent Hill mine.

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I-Site Survey Efficiency

BHP Billiton uses the Maptek I-Site 8800 laser scanner to monitor reclamation volumes at its Spence copper project in Chile, achieving more accurate reconciliation.

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I-Site 8400 laser scanning system

The new Maptek I-Site 8400 medium range laser scanner is a streamlined solution for topographic survey and stockpile calculations.

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Millennium Coal acquires accurate survey data

End of month survey at Millennium Coal Mine now takes one day, with I-Site laser scanning capturing the entire 1400m length of open pit and in-pit waste dumps.

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Safe survey technology

The Maptek I-Site laser scanner was used to safely survey La Coipa mine in Chile and validate the topography of abandoned sectors where access was difficult.

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Accurate volumes for overburden removal

Rio Tinto Alcan trialled a new method of overburden removal using the I-Site laser scanner. Surveying the site before and after stripping the overburden improved efficiency and saved 40% in time taken.

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Laser scanning in extreme conditions

When Diavik Diamond mine needed a laser scanner to work in -50°C conditions Maptek I-Site technology provided the answer. The new system reduced the pit survey time to several hours.

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Andina implements I-Site at Rio Blanco Mine

Andina has implemented I-Site for laser scanning system at the Rio Blanco orebody operation, allowing for more stringent geotechnical controls in achieving proposed mine designs.

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Taking the pain out of routine mine survey

Boddington Bauxite Mine uses the Maptek I-Site system with integrated GPS technology to efficiently survey 16 pits over an area of 12 km x 10 km every month.

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Backfill slope and caving monitoring

Leinster Nickel Operation uses the Maptek I-Site laser scanner for stockpile calculations, modelling pit topography, and monitoring material movement.

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Innovative energy company chooses I-Site

Peabody Energy uses I-Site laser scanning technology for accurate blast volumes. Cast blast pickups now take 30 minutes of field time, versus
4 hours previously.

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Maptek helps improve efficiency at Saraji Mine

Saraji Mine uses the I-Site laser scanner to accurately pinpoint the position of the highwall. Less time is spent in the field recording data, and data accuracy is improved.

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Benefits of laser scanning for oil sands

Albian Sands trialled Maptek
I-Site laser scanning with great success. Analysis of one scenario yielded a valuable revenue stream that would have been missed.

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I-Site laser scanner tracks changing landscape

Barrick Gold Corporation used the Maptek I-Site laser scanning system to collect accurate survey data and help meet deadlines for the open pit Pueblo Viejo gold project.

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