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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...

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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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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