MineSense enhances mining operations by providing material characterization and classification, and identifying ore from waste at the earliest stage of the mining process
Heterogeneity: The Mine’s Reality
No two orebodies are the same. In fact, no two scoops of ore are the same. Heterogeneity – the material variation within a unit of rock – is a challenge faced by all miners. The composition of each unit of material you are mining and sending to the processing plant impacts efficiency, sustainability and profit.
Every mine has significant variability within each block which cannot be seen with the human eye, including volumes of higher grade and waste. Valuable ore is often thrown away or waste material is sent for processing, resulting in ore dilution and downstream productivity loss.
Without the tools to identify ore from waste early in the mining process, mines lose money and waste resources
Improving the profitability and sustainability of mining through first-of-its-kind technology
Our technology is a complete hardware and software System, enabled by proprietary algorithms, that measures and reports ore grade and ore characteristics in real time.
The Value of the MineSense System
Precise measurement of heterogeneity at the extraction face
Recover ore from waste
Remove waste from ore
Optimize mill recovery
Improve operations and sustainability performance that lower operating costs
Lower ore hardness as waste ore is rejected
Lower energy, water, and reagent consumption/tonne of metal produced
Lower CO2 emission per tonne of metal produced
Extend Life of Mine