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How 3D Modeling has Changed the Face of Mine Planning

Technology touches every part of our lives. Mining operations are no exception to this trend. Robotics, advanced gradiometers, and automated drilling are only some new mining breakthroughs. 3D Modeling is a recent but important innovation. It allows you to show subsurface structures in three dimensions. This feature has great advantages over two-dimensional representations of underground space. Because of this fact, 3D Imaging has become standard in the mining industry, and for good reason. It's likely a part of your mine planning. But why is it so important? Why did 3D Modeling change the game? Read more...

The Impact of Drone Technology on the Mining Industry

After years of resistance, mining professionals are finally accepting new tactics. Among the new strategies is drone technology. The interest (and the investments) are rising. In fact, 70 percent of attendees at the MINExpo in 2016 said they knew about drones and their potential impact on mining projects. Investments are surging across the world. Australia's mining industry alone spends about $3.7 billion each year on research and development. The buzz around drones is worth all the hype. Here's the impact drone technology is having in the mining industry Read more...

How Regular Assessments Can Optimize The Profits of Your Underground Mining Investments.

Every aspect of an underground mining venture needs to be accounted for to ensure success. Depending on the stage of the mine planning cycle, decision sought, or long-term mine plan, you'll need various experts evaluating data. Companies need to account for every aspect of an underground mining venture to ensure success. Depending on the stage of the mine planning cycle, decision sought, or long-term mine plan, you'll need various experts evaluating data. Our experts have experience developing mine plans. They look at the depth of the ore deposit, stripping ratio, grade, and selling price and use this information to come up with a feasibility study. This information helps select machinery and gives insight into yearly, monthly, and daily planning. You then have the data needed for a financial model that you can depend on. Read more...

Why Successful Mine Planning is a Team Effort

Mining operations face unique and often uncertain variables. These can include technical factors like ground conditions at the mining site. They might also encompass financial considerations such as exchange rates. Finally, mines have a built-in fixed end-date, which creates obvious long-term instability. Unfortunately, changeable circumstances lead sometimes to decreased profit. Yet, according to the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), the biggest single factor in performance--and thus profit--is effective mine planning. A good mine plan will predict potential problems beforehand. It will also have figured out how to handle them along the way. This all-important planning results from teamwork. Individuals across disciplines communicate, collaborate, and most importantly, innovate. Conceived in a more thoughtful manner, the resulting mine plan can be executed more thoroughly. The highly-qualified employees at Marshall Miller & Associates are ready to do just this. To see how teamwork will benefit your mining operations, read on!

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Glossary – Mining Defined

There are thousands of technical terms, tools, processes, products, services and job descriptions that mining companies use in the course of their work. MM&A created this brief glossary to define the most commonly used words, terms and job descriptions used in our business and in the mining industry. This affords readers a chance to understand better the science of mining, the types of professionals who work in this field and the range of services MM&A offers to firms, mine owners, government agencies, bankers, investors and other parties with interest in mining operations.

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Marshall Miller & Associates’ Mining Engineers and Geologists Team Capabilities

Mining Engineering

Marshall Miller & Associates is home to a team of mining engineers and consulting specialists in an industry where expertise not only saves money and time, but also does much more to meet or exceed a client’s expectations and needs. As part of our performance process, MM&A tasks our staff of mining engineers – with extensive industry experience and many with graduate degrees from major universities – to first define the challenges you pose and then evaluate the results you hope to achieve. Once the feasibility and potential of a project is established, we deliver buildable mine design plans within a budget that stress safety, environmental concerns, cost control and optimized mine plans and production schedules.

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