Laser Scanners

Open Pit Applications Case Studies

Measurement experience in the desert

Maptek solutions are embedded at Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia, supporting daily, monthly and annual survey data for a wide range of mining applications.

Considering mining impacts

Environmental, social and governance considerations drive mine planning for a small scale miner in the historical goldfields of eastern Australia.

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.

Rix’s Creek

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.