Underground air support
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"The surveying team at Newmont Goldcorp Porcupine’s Hoyle Pond mine was having trouble getting a clear picture of its narrow vein deposits using the conventional laser survey method on its stopes. So they called in air support. Since May 2018, the mine has been working with SafeSight Exploration, a drone company specializing in mining sector applications, to use its drones for underground surveying work. The goal of the pilot was for Newmont Goldcorp Porcupine to be able to do full scans of Hoyle Pond’s stopes to improve its reconciliation processes and engineering designs, fine tune its block models and reduce the dilution of its recovered ore. “......
Drone deployments at the Hoyle Pond mine provide a more precise picture of underground operations
By Kelsey Rolfe November 06, 2019