Grupos de Trabajo y Proyectos Replanteamiento del diseño de minas subterráneas. Un taller que genera ejemplos para un libro blanco. La innovación en las prácticas modernas de diseño minero aporta un claro valor añadido al permitir el uso de nuevas tecnologías y equipos, mejorar los procesos actuales...

The industry’s need for a comprehensive, common guideline for geometallurgical sampling has become a more critical challenge because of the lack of information publicly available. With common guidance available, it can bridge the gap of limited accessible information, ensure representativity and confidence, enhance transparency in...

The growth of geometallurgy over the past decades has been largely organic, resulting in different levels of capability and maturity, limited development of industry wide systems and guidelines, and limited opportunities for collaboration. However, our resources and operating context are changing, including: An increased focus...

During a recent workshop for the Small Vehicle Automation project, some participants noted that an additional consideration to include in the upcoming white paper is health monitoring. Currently, mines rely on the human in the vehicle to be the sensor for health and safety (i.e.,...

GMG is facilitating a workshop series in Vancouver, British Columbia on June 6-7, 2023 where participants will be discussing many aspects of mining for tomorrow. These workshops are an opportunity for participants to contribute their expertise to better the future of mining. Although three workshops will...

During the June 16, 2022 GMG Underground Mining: Tackling Challenges to Achieve Company Goals workshop held in Sudbury, participants collaborated to discuss topics pertaining to underground mining to help identify key needs, challenges, and next steps. Four key priorities identified were autonomous mining, continuous mining for...

The Foundations for AI in Mining paper, now being edited for publication, devotes an early section to “the big picture” and defines overlapping AI-related terminology. These are visualized here:   The terminology associated with AI is often a challenge because there are several frequently-used terms that overlap...

Breakthrough Innovation Event June 12th NORCAT will host Breakthrough Innovation Event, a networking event in conjunction with the GMG-CIM Forum in Sudbury. This event will be a great opportunity to learn about fresh ideas and network with your peers. Attendees will hear from a selection of hand-picked technology startup companies...

Samantha Espley, Director – Technical Excellence, Vale Samantha Espley earned her B.A.Sc. degree in engineering in 1988 from the University of Toronto and her M.A.Sc. degree in mining engineering in 1999 from Laurentian University. Samantha is the Director of the Mining Technology & Innovation for Vale Base...

June 12-13 | Holiday Inn Sudbury Click here for the program in PDF Day 1 8:30 Registration and Networking 9:00 GMG: Global collaboration to drive innovation Heather Ednie, Managing Director, GMG 9:30 Autonomous Mining at Vale Samantha Espley, Director – Technical Excellence, Vale Vale has completed a technology roadmap and has now embarked upon a digital transformation and innovation journey within...

GMG: Global Collaboration to Drive Innovation Marcus Thomson, Program and Partner Development, GMG   Getting Started with Digital Transformation Denise Callahan Director, PMO & Strategic Planning, The Doe Run Company   Increasing Safety, Access and Detail in Underground and Contained Environments: Proven Operational Success of 3D Scanning and Visual Inspections Underground Matt...

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