Gemcom Software recently announced that Straits Resources has implemented Gemcom’s InSite mine production management solution at its Tritton copper mine. Straits Resources is a mining and exploration company focused on copper and gold in Australia and Asia.
The Tritton underground mine has been in operation since 2004. Located near Nyngan in New South Wales, Australia, the mine produced a total of 23,936 metric tons of copper in FY2011. According to Gemcom, Tritton turned to InSite to provide a single solution to the operation’s data management requirements, and the software’s data integration and data reconciliation capabilities have eliminated the mine’s reliance on time-consuming, manual-entry spreadsheets and provided a centralized database for the entire site.
“We have introduced a central data repository where all mining production information is entered into one system, Gemcom InSite. From here we will draw all of our daily, weekly and monthly production reports,” said Katie Yamaguchi, mine geology superintendent at Tritton. “This project will reduce data double handling, improve accuracy of data used for reporting, and provide a single source for all production data.”
Consolidating data tracking into one central repository has streamlined Tritton’s processes and will increase productivity across the operation. The ability to track material movements and stockpiles ensures accurate reporting of actual production activities against targets. Additionally, says Gemcom, InSite’s production system links data throughout the mining system, significantly simplifying reconciliation and reporting processes.