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Lance Steel - Technical Solution Specialist - Mine Planning - March 24, 2022

Be it in an underground mine or civil operation, time is of the essence when it comes to completing face mapping.

In typical production environments there is a short window for mapping after blasting occurs and material has been hauled and the rock bolt, meshing and shotcreting equipment comes in. In recent years the implementation of face mapping using laser scanners underground has greatly improved the quality of data compared to traditional methods.

Now an update to the Maptek SR3 MkII underground scanner combined with a new and improved underground light has helped reduce scanning tasks by more than half. (more…)

Andrew Sanggaran - Technical Services Consultant - Geology - February 2, 2022

I joined Maptek in September after working as a geologist around Australia for more than a decade. Having used Vulcan for the majority of my career, I’m excited about the chance to provide training and to contribute to the development of the software.

Since I started at Maptek I’ve been helping customers with their resource modelling using traditional methods and I recently was able to undertake my first training with DomainMCF – our machine learning engine for domain modelling. (more…)

Marisa Suarez - Marketing Communications Specialist - November 19, 2021

Drilling and blasting are at the heart of most mining operations. Ever since the origination of drill and blast in 1627 at a small Hungarian gold mine, drill and blast teams have experienced a vital, yet difficult job to accomplish. Making big rocks into smaller rocks is harder than it sounds. (more…)

Marisa Suarez - Marketing Communications Specialist - August 27, 2021

High employee turnover rates are a costly problem for almost every industry, including mining. What factors contribute to that cost? Let’s find out! (more…)

Marisa Suarez - Marketing Communications Specialist - June 28, 2021

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has replaced Industry Guide 7 for reporting material mining assets with Regulation S-K 1300. Registrants filing annual reports with the SEC now have to comply with the new regulation, so it’s important for registrants to clearly understand what goes into these reports and the major differences between Industry Guide 7 and the new rule. It’s also beneficial to understand why and how these changes came about.  (more…)

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