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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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Operational Assessments – Optimizing Production Output from Your Mining Investments

MM&A offers a team of operational experts to assess mining operations and develop plans to increase production in safe and effective manner.  We bring more than 25 years of operations experience in the mining industry.  Our professionals have experience in surface mining, underground mining, coal mining, hard rock mining, metal mining and non-metal mining. We assess operations from the active face to the market.  Our team of experts collaborate with existing mine management to develop plans for improvement that are based upon achievable goals.  We identify areas for operational improvement, assess equipment, scheduling, staffing, mining practices, ventilation, safety, and infrastructure.  Our operational experts collaborate with our geological staff to ensure mine plans accurately honor geological conditions.

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