Calculating Mine-site Volumes From Space
Satellite imaging provides a safe, fast and cost-effective alternative to ground-based open-pit mining surveys
In today’s competitive commodities environment, mining companies need to accurately know the extent of their remaining resources, how much is being produced in a defined period, and how much is stockpiled and available for sale.
Traditionally, mine-site information is gathered using ground-based survey techniques. While highly accurate, the process has several drawbacks: it often requires trained staff to be on-site in remote locations; coverage of large mining areas is tedious and time consuming; and the high cost of a ground-based survey limits the refresh cycle.