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Working in a mine can be a hazardous job - any way to increase safety is beneficial. Our survey equipment allows us to collect 3D scan data eliminating some of the possible dangers by collecting 3D scan data unobtrusively from great distances.
 
All areas, both inside and outside can be scanned including natural environments for inspection and engineering needs. Millions of data points are collected with speed & accuracy to generate comprehensive 3D models of your ‘as-built’ environment.
 
Basic mapping of the mine site can be done prior to mine exploration as well as a mine in operation. Scanning of processing facilities can be done to capture conveyor belts, shops, maintenance and upgrades instead of using old blue prints that do not depict recent additions and changes. Clash detection is done quickly when upgrading or adding equipment to the facility.
 
Depending on the location and nature of the work, crusher buildings are a cause of concern on mine sites. The weight of trucks depositing their loads, combined with the physical vibration of the machinery in the crusher building can cause movement of the surrounding area. This movement needs to be well monitored and 3D scanning technology offers solutions.
 
Scanning of drill holes, aligned with GPS coordinates is an important step in understanding and performing blast analysis 3D models. Scanning the pit area before and after a blast allows the survey team to accurately calculate the ‘cut’ volume verses the ‘fill’ volume. This allows for blast & drill hole location calculations for future planning. 
 
Our Lidar 3D laser scanner allows us to monitor tailing dams by collecting high precision 3D data on volume, change detection (changes from the original machine grade slope), elevation movement, subsidence, compaction or addition of material.
 
Stock pile volume calculations allows inventroy to be precisely measured without false estimates.  Stock piles can be easily scanned to calculate how much product is there.  Traditionally, stock piles are calculated using either GPS or total stations, getting sample points from the top as well as along the bottom of the pile to create a solid model.  This manual process introduces errors and can be dangerous.  Applied Precision will scan the stock pile and generate the exact volume allowing the mine to know exactly how much material they have.