Introducing AI-driven 3D blast movement modelling

Open pit mining operations lose hundreds of millions of dollars each year through ore losses, dilution and mixing. And while these losses are well understood, such costs have proven challenging to avoid, despite the best efforts of mining personnel. Blasting is not an exact science, so accurately understanding and modelling...

Modelling and measuring dilution: catching the quiet thief

When waste or below-grade material is taken in during ore extraction, money and time are wasted on material that has little or no value. Assuming a solid geological model and good mining practices, the highest proportion of dilution is typically introduced during blasting. Operational requirements mean that some rocks will...

Understanding mixing: see your plans come to fruition

Material within the blast will mix as it moves. Previously, however, mixing could never be accurately modelled, so misclassification has often taken a backseat to dilution and losses. Until now. With OMP, mixing can now be understood in 3D and at high granularity throughout the whole blast. There are a...