Capturing lithology and
structural data by digitizing or using digital
photographic images is done in full 3D with
attributes of strike and dip.
The resulting "intelligent" data is
output as ASCII string files which conform with
site legends, string numbers and standards.
This process can be applied to walls, benches and
faces of any shape/orientation - even curved
walls and ramps.
1. True 3D intelligent data with strike and dip
provides better understanding of
the geometry controlling the orebody to assist
modelling and interpretation. - generally leads
to better resource targeting.
2. A permanent digital record of mapping even
after benching, stripping or development
extensions mean walls or faces no longer exist.
3. 3D structural data is obtained for analysis
and engineering to help minimise dilution,
maximise recovery and reduce unit cost.
Scanning/Photographing of original hand mapping.
OR direct use of digital photographs
output would be as XL compatible tabular data for
drilling and sample data - usually as "*.CSV"
files. Lithology and structural data as string
files with attributes in the descriptor fields -
suitable for direct input into the sites mine
planning software system. You get real data
strings that you can click onto, slice sections
through and interrogate for attributes..
With the use of digital photography to
capture maps or mine surface images this means
that data can be transmitted electronically and
originals do not have to leave site.
To download the open cut services data sheet (*.PDF)