Rapid Low Cost Mine Mapping
ACG Project No. TER 9702
Project Leader: George Poropat (CSIRO Exploration and Mining)
This development of Sirovision: 3D imaging as a mining tool was initially funded by a consortium of Australian mining companies and coordinated through the ACG.
Mining is a 3D business but many of the tools we use have been limited by the difficulty of obtaining detailed data in three dimensions and two-dimensional nature of the means of delivery of the data. The CSIRO Division of Exploration & Mining has been delivering a software system to the mining industry that enables users to acquire and analyse true 3D ‘images’ of rockmasses in pit walls and underground mines.
The system is now being used by a large number of mining companies and consultants and is being used in research applications. So what can it deliver?
The system can deliver measurements of the position and orientation of geological features quickly and in situations where safety considerations prevent access by anything other than a remote sensing system.
The benefits to industry of developing electronic cameras and systems for mine mapping are improved mine design and productivity arising from;
For more information, contact Dr George Poropat at CSIRO.