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Mining & Exploration

Solutions for Mining & Exploration
Mining and quarrying covers the range of activities involved in the extraction of a natural resource. Involves the making, recording and calculation of mine surveying measurements, to provide the basis for the planning and control of mine operations.
Going for Gold with LiDAR
Airborne LiDAR is a fast and relatively inexpensive means of gathering topographic information critical to the success and safety of mining operations. McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, has introduced two new bare-earth mapping services developed specifically for the exploration and exploitation phases of the mining industry. In the first application, McElhanney used LiDAR to find surface structures and lineaments that have been missed by aerial photography and satellite imaging because of dense vegetative cover. McElhanney, an engineering, mapping, and surveying company, verified the use of LiDAR bare-earth digital elevation models (DEMs) for lineament and fault identification in a gold mining district of British Columbia. more
Accurate GNSS Everywhere with SmartNet
Ten years ago, RTK surveys typically involved two GPS receivers (a base and a rover), a lot of batteries and cables, two radios, a tripod, a pole, and a backpack to carry it all. Today users can choose between a GPS or a GNSS receiver, and a radio or a mobile phone, and it all fits on the pole. With the establishment of RTK networks, they can also choose to work with an RTK rover within these networks instead of setting up their own base-station. Leica Geosystems SmartNet gives users easy access to precise Network RTK data, where they experience the best availability, reliability, and traceability using internationally recognized standards, combined with flexible and affordable subscription options that meet the needs of the local market. more
Building strengths in mine-production technology
(Reporter 51, August 2004) It is nearly a year since Leica Geosystems joined forces with Australian mine-production technology company, Tritronics (Australia) Pty Ltd. The acquisition reinforced the commitment by Leica Geosystems to leverage its current mining segment product offering and strengthen its overall portfolio with complimentary solutions for production monitoring, machine automation and site management for mining and construction. more
Underground mining in South Africa
The Leica on-board mining software for TPS300/TPS400 increases the efficiency of underground survey work. The system saves a lot of time, simplifies the survey process and enhances security of operation. more
GPS Machine Guidance
The Falkirk Mining Company has been a pioneer in the use of GPS technology for machine guidance in land reclamation and mining applications. The company has been using Leica’s Dozer 2000 GPS machine guidance system at its lignite surface mine in North Dakota since 1998, resulting in substantial productivity improvements and cost savings. more
Surveying on a low level
Surveying on a low level, 850 metres underground. more
North American Coal
Global Positioning System (GPS) Machine Guidance is satellite based system utilizing a dualfrequency Real Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS receiver, specialized software to compare calculated position against a pre-set digital Terrain Models (DTMs), correction radio and a rugged, touch-screen computer display. In laymen term’s, an engineered plan and a computer is used to guide an equipment operator in placement or moving of earth, much like a speedometer tells you your speed in your automobile.  more
Texan brown coal mining
(Reporter 45, Sept 2000) Thanks to a new GPS-based machine guidance system supplied by Leica Geosystems, The North American Coal Corporation has achieved significant savings in annual operating costs at its San Miguel Lignite Mine in South Texas. more
Dozer 2000 Gets Even Better
DOZER 2000 gets even better – with New Productivity Tools, Data Transfer and More Applications. more
Blackwater Coal Mine
(Construction Insight, Vol 1 Issue 4, 2003) The BMA Blackwater Coal Mine in Queensland, Australia, recently concluded successful field trials of an innovative system integrating GPS based machine control and direct radio data link between the home office and the earthmoving machines on the minesite. more
 
 

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