• Guidelines

    GMG guidelines are peer-reviewed, non-prescriptive documents that offer best practices, guide on the implementation and adoption of new technologies, or develop industry alignment. They are the product of industry-wide collaboration based on experience and lessons learned. The guidance aims to help identify key considerations, good practices, and questions to ask on the topic covered and enable operational improvements for safe, sustainable, and productive mines. Once the guideline is reviewed and accepted by the project group, working group members peer review and approve draft documents prior to their approval by the GMG Board of Directors.
    • Recommended Practices for Battery Electric Vehicles in Underground Mining – Version 3

      Learn More 2022 06 23
    • Guideline for Sharing Open Data Sets in Mining

      Learn More 2022 04 21
    • The Morrell Method to Determine the Efficiency of Industrial Grinding Circuits

      Learn More 2021 12 16
    • Determining the Bond Efficiency of Industrial Grinding Circuits

      Learn More 2021 12 15
    • A Standardized Time Classification Framework for Mobile Equipment in Surface Mining: Operational Definitions, Time Usage Model, and Key Performance Indicators

      Learn More 2020 08 31
    • Guideline for Applying Functional Safety to Autonomous Systems in Mining

      Learn More 2020 08 18
    • Guideline for Implementing Short Interval Control in Underground Mining Operations

      Learn More 2019 06 6
    • Guideline for the Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining

      Learn More 2019 04 18
    • Underground Mine Communications Infrastructure Guidelines Part III: General Guidelines

      Learn More 2019 03 13
    • Underground Mine Communications Infrastructure Guidelines Part II: Scenarios and Applications

      Learn More 2017 04 26
    • Underground Communications Infrastructure Guidelines Part I: Positioning and Needs Analysis

      Learn More 2017 02 15
    • Methods to Survey and Sample Grinding Circuits for Determining Energy Efficiency

      Learn More 2016 04 28
    • Mobile Equipment Open Data Consensus Guideline

      Learn More 2016 04 27
  • White Papers

    GMG white papers are educational or foundational documents that provide broad knowledge and identify further reading on a topic that is new to or not well-understood in the industry. These documents are reviewed throughout development and editing but do not undergo the working group review and voting process as guidelines do.
    • System Safety for Autonomous Mining

      Learn More 2021 09 29
    • Foundations of AI: A Framework for AI in Mining

      Learn More 2019 10 20
  • Case Studies

    GMG case studies aim to share knowledge and experience and provide examples for the benefit of the broader industry.
    • Monitoring the Heartbeat of Mining and Metals Production

      Artificial Intelligence Case Study
      Read it here 2021 12 15
    • Transition From Haulage Technicians to Autonomous Controllers at Vale

      Autonomous Mining Skills Migration Case Study Library
      Read it here 2021 03 15
    • Lessons Learned When Workforce Reduction was a Factor in Migrating Truck Drivers to Autonomous Fleets

      Autonomous Mining Skills Migration Case Study Library
      Read it here 2021 03 15
    • Rio Tinto’s Experience with Automation Improving Safety for Employees and Creating Value

      Autonomous Mining Skills Migration Case Study Library
      Read it here 2021 03 15
    • Skills Migration for Remote Drill Operators

      Autonomous Mining Skills Migration Case Study Library
      Read it here 2021 03 15
  • Industry Landscapes

    GMG landscapes are reviews of ongoing related work by other organizations. These aim to provide the industry with an idea of what exists while also preventing duplication of effort. They can also supplement other GMG publications by providing a resource for the industry to find related work.
    • Landscape of Open Data Sets and Platforms

      Read it here 2021 05 28
    • Landscape of Interoperability Initiatives in Mining

      Read it here 2021 04 1
    • Mine Tailings Landscape: A Review of Guidelines, Initiatives, and Standards

      Read it here 2019 10 18
  • Reports

    GMG reports include outcomes of in-depth outreach, industry research, and events that are used to inform the priorities for collaboration and developing industry guidance.
    • Industry Priorities, Challenges, and Collaborative Approaches: Report on the 2022 GMG Mine Operator Roundtables

      Read it here 2022 04 14
    • Interoperability Definition and Guiding Principles for the Mining Industry: A GMG Report on the Outcomes of Industry Collaboration and Alignment

      Read it here 2021 08 21
    • Mobile Equipment Open Data: Report on Industry Challenges and Next Steps

      Read it here 2021 03 25
    • Mining Industry 2021 Vision: Achieving Key Goals Through Collaboration (Nov-Dec 2020 Leadership Summit)

      Read it here 2021 03 9
    • Operationalizing Sustainability (Nov-Dec 2020 Leadership Summit)

      Read it here 2021 03 9
    • Mineral Processing Working Group Survey Results Report

      Read it here 2020 07 7
    • Mining Response to COVID-19: Achieving the Impossible through Collaboration (Jun 2020 Leadership Summit)

      Read it here 2020 06 10
    • Electric Mine Operational Knowledge Sharing Platform Summary of Survey Results and Workshop Outcomes Report

      Read it here 2020 06 9
    • Building a Better Future of Mining: Strategies for Today’s Burning Issues (Nov 2019 Leadership Summit)

      Read it here 2019 12 17
    • Open Mining Format (OMF) Survey Results Report

      Read it here 2018 09 9
    • 3D Data Exchange Report

      Read it here 2017 11 9
  • Videos

    Webinars and presentations by industry experts available on the GMG YouTube channel.
    • Presentation: In search of a business case – Atik Mine saved in 3 days – 2022-09-21

      Malin Nerpin is head of section Standards & Systems - Asset Management Technology at Boliden. Her presentation was given on September 21st 2022 at our Asset Management in the Digitalized Mine workshop.
      WATCH IT HERE 2022 09 30
    • Presentation: Making the Most of Investments – 2022-09-21

      David Peterson is a Predictive Maintenance specialist at Senseye. His presentation, "Making the Most of Investments - Using Existing Data to Power Predictive Maintenance" was given at our September 21, 2022 Asset Management in the Digitalized Mine GMG workshop.
      WATCH IT HERE 2022 09 30
    • Presentation: From Physical Phenomena to Failure Prediction – 2022-09-21

      Eduardo Ingegneri is Global Project Manager - Asset Performance Management in Mining at ABB. His presentation was given at our September 21st Asset Management in the Digitalized Mine workshop.
      WATCH IT HERE 2022 09 30
    • Webinar: Global Positioning Systems – by James Stockton, Mining and Metals ISAC (MM-ISAC)

      James Stockton, Director of Research, Mining and Metals Information Sharing Analysis Center (MM-ISAC)
      Watch it here 2022 07 18
    • GMG Webinar: Open Data Sets in Mining

      Rob Johnston​, Manager of Solutions Delivery - CITIC Pacific Mining​ | Michelle Levesque​, Engineering Technical Lead​ - Natural Resources Canada​ | Louis-Pierre Campeau​, Software and Data Science Engineering Manager - Newtrax​
      Watch it here 2022 06 21
    • GMG Partners Webinar Series: Amira Global – Collaboration for Impact

      Patricio Pastorelli, Amira Global's Head of Global Alliances
      Watch it here 2022 05 25
    • GMG Partners Webinar Series: OPC UA Mining – Enablement Through Collaboration

      Michael Clark, North American Director at OPC, Jörn Lehmann, Manager of Standardization at VDMA Mining and Andrew Scott, National Cluster Development Manager, METS Ignited
      Watch it here 2022 04 19
    • GMG Partners Webinar Series: Advancements of Mining Automation and Autonomy

      Tim Skinner, International Chair Of ISO TC82/SC8 Subcommittee of Advanced  Automated Mining Systems, President Smart Systems Group
      Watch it here 2022 03 22
    • GMG Webinar: Recommended Practices For BEV In Underground Mining

      Anders Lindkvist, Technology Developer at Epiroc; Maarten Van Koppen, Vice-President of Product Management at MacLean Engineering
      Watch it here 2022 03 22
    • GMG Partners Webinar Series: Mining Innovation Commercialization Accelerator Network

      Presenters: Charles Nyabeze, Vice-President of Business Development and Commercialization for the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) and the MICA Network; Douglas Morrison, President & CEO, Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) and Network Director, MICA Network
      Watch it here 2022 02 7
    • GMG Panel: Current Priorities for Mineral Processing

      Panelists: Leonard Hill, Freeport-McMoRan Paul Shelley, Molycop Peter Amelunxen, Hudbay Minerals Manqiu Xu, Vale
      Watch it here 2021 03 1
    • GMG Event: Brute Force vs Two-mass Screening Technology

      Presenter: Derek Kerkera, Marking Director, Mining, General Kinematics
      Watch it here 2021 02 28
    • GMG Event: Real World Experience with Collision Awareness Systems

      Dave Fisk, Sales Director, Wabtec Digital Mine
      Watch it here 2021 02 23
    • GMG Event: Fatigue Monitoring and the Driver Safety System

      Sherill Stevens, Business Team Leader, Trucks and Productivity at Mildred Lake Mine, Syncrude
      Watch it here 2021 02 23
    • GMG Event: ICMM and Mining’s Journey to Zero Fatalities

      Presenter: Mark Holmes, Manager, Health & Safety, ICMM
      Watch it here 2021 02 23
    • GMG Event: Update on the activities of ISO TC 251 (Asset Management- 5500x)

      Dave Daines, Chair, ISO Standards Committee TC 251 -- Asset Management: Australian Mirror Committee MB-19 and Board Chair, Asset Management Council Australia
      Watch it here 2021 02 23
    • GMG Event: An Introduction and Overview of TSM

      Ben Chalmers, Senior Vice President, Mining Association Canada
      Watch it here 2021 02 23
    • GMG Event: Energy Trends Impacting Business

      Ron Miller, Director of Energy, Newmont
      Watch it here 2021 02 23
    • GMG Event: Unlocking mineral processing value with online process sensors

      Taylor McKertich, Industry Manager - Mining, Metals, Oil & Gas, Endress + Hauser
      Watch it here 2021 02 23
    • GMG Event: Vale Asset Management Portfolio

      Ely Barbosa, Enterprise Systems Architect, Vale
      Watch it here 2021 02 23
    • GMG Event: Why reliability and scalability are the key to scaling any underground mining operation

      Mark Palmer, General Manager Product Management & Marketing, MST Global
      Watch it here 2020 12 17
    • GMG Event: Girth Gear Asset Management Strategies

      William Quinn, Director of Engineering, Global PAM
      Watch it here 2020 12 16
    • GMG Event: Robotize the Robotization

      Peter Burman, Program Manager Mine Automation, Boliden
      Watch it here 2020 12 16
    • GMG Panel: Developing Guidance For Metal Accounting and Sampling

      Kim Esbensen, Adjunct Prof. Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark. | Dominique Francois-Bongarcon, Key Principal, AGORATEK Intl Consultants Inc. | Oscar Dominguez, Quality Control, BHP | Richard Minnitt, Visiting Emeritus, School of Mining Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand.
      Watch it here 2020 12 11
    • GMG Event: GMG Asset Management Working Group

      Zoltan Lukacs, Asset Management Working Group Lead, GMG; Advisor, Asset Optimization
      Watch it here 2020 12 11
    • GMG Event: Iamgold Essakane Mine PV235 Remote/Auto-Drill Project

      Zhi Jun Zhu, Autonomous System Engineer, Iamgold
      Watch it here 2020 12 10
    • GMG Event: Autonomous Technology Indirect Benefits – An Environment, Safety and Governance Approach

      Gabriel Guieiro, Master Engineer, Vale
      Watch it here 2020 12 4
    • GMG Event: The Path to Open and Interoperable ecosystem in Mining

      Bibhrajit Halder, Founder & CEO, SafeAI
      Watch it here 2020 12 4
    • GMG Event: Autonomous Haulage: From Engineering to Reality

      Jose Luis Troncoso Technical Manager - Mine Automation & Innovation, Tellus Mining
      Watch it here 2020 12 1
    • GMG Event: Advanced Analytics in Mining Industry; Opportunities and Challenges

      Ali Soofastaei, AI Global Project Leader, Vale
      Watch it here 2020 12 1
    • GMG Event: AI-enabled predictive maintenance for mobile equipment

      Kevin Urbanski, Co-Founder & CTO, Rithmik Solutions
      Watch it here 2020 11 30
    • GMG Event: What can AI do?

      Javen Shi, Professor, Australian Institute for Machine Learning - University of Adelaide
      Watch it here 2020 11 25
    • GMG Event: The Digital Mine – Analytics, AI and Digital Twins for Mining Operations

      Martin Provencher, Industry Principal, OSIsoft
      Watch it here 2020 11 16
    • GMG Partner: COSMOS – Stochastic Mine Planning Laboratory

      Ashish Kumar, Research Assistant, McGill University Roussos Dimitrakopoulos, Professor, McGill University
      Watch it here 2020 11 12
    • GMG Event: SAG mill optimisation by measuring inside the mill

      Paul Shelley, Global Vice President - Innovation, Molycop
      Watch it here 2020 11 4
    • GMG Event: Mineral processing developments from the Sustainable Minerals Institute

      Neville Plint, Director - Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland
      Watch it here 2020 11 4
    • GMG Event: Levering advanced process control with machine learning for SMARTMINING

      Rodrigo Andai, Global Mining Leader, Honeywell
      Watch it here 2020 11 2
    • GMG Event: Digital Acceleration of Sustainable Mining: Long Term Trends and Short Term Actions

      Sonia Van Ballaert, Global Client Director & Sustainability Leader for Chemicals, Petroleum, & Industrial, IBM
      Watch it here 2020 10 23
    • GMG Event: How Epiroc is integrating sustainability

      Anders Hedqvist, VP Research & Development, Epiroc | Camilla Goldbeck-Lowe, VP Corporate Responsibility, Epiroc
      Watch it here 2020 10 21
    • GMG Event: Making Better Use of Data to Drive Operational Efficiency in Today’s Remote Reality

      Mike Brown, EVP - Technology & Innovation, SMS Equipment | Allyson Hawley, Reliability Engineer - Asset Health Lead, Teck Resources
      Watch it here 2020 10 15
    • GMG Event: Desired Future State of Data Management

      Mark Sombach, Manager - Digital Technology, Syncrude
      Watch it here 2020 10 14
    • GMG Panel: Business Case for BEVs

      Ron Miller, Director – Asset Management & Energy, Newmont | James Coe, Chief Engineer ‑ LHD NPD, Komatsu | Steve Holmik, Mobile Equipment Specialist, Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations - A Glencore Company
      Watch it here 2020 10 12
    • GMG Event: Onwards and Upwards

      Maarten Van Koppen, Product Manager - Mine Operations, Maclean Engineering
      Watch it here 2020 10 8
    • GMG Event: Know Who’s Talking in The Mine

      Roland Plett, TSA Energy and Mining, Cisco
      Watch it here 2020 10 7
    • GMG Event: MM-ISAC Industry Threat Report

      Rob Labbe, Chair, MM-ISAC | Cherie Burgett, Operations Director, MM-ISAC
      Watch it here 2020 10 6
    • GMG Event: Cyber Security Process Hazard Analysis

      Farah Kaboodanian, Global Control and Automation Director, Hatch
      Watch it here 2020 10 5
    • GMG Event: Lessons Learned: Implementing a cyber security training and awareness program

      Ian Lee, Manager - IT Security, Compliance & Enterprise Architecture, Hudbay
      Watch it here 2020 09 25
    • GMG Project: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence in Mining

      Mark O'Brien, Manager of Digital Transformation, CITIC Pacific Mining; Leader, GMG Artificial Intelligence Working Group
      Watch it here 2020 09 3
    • GMG Event: Proposed Centre for AI in Resources

      Adrian Pearce, School of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne
      Watch it here 2020 09 3
    • GMG Event: Digitalization for the Mining Industry

      Jeethan Tellis, Solutions Consultant, SIEMENS
      Watch it here 2020 09 2
    • GMG Evento: Perforación Autónoma en Minera Los Pelambres, un paso en la dirección correcta

      Edgardo Pabst Chimenti, Jefe de Perforación Autónoma, Minera Los Pelambres
      Watch it here 2020 08 31
    • GMG Evento: Hub de Innovación Minera del Perú

      Ignacio Agramunt, Chief Innovation Officer, Buenaventura
      Watch it here 2020 08 28
    • El rol de GMG en la colaboración industrial y proyectos

      Ricardo Aguilera, Director - Customer Engagement, RPM Global; Co-representante de GMG para Latino América
      Watch it here 2020 08 27
    • GMG Event: How engineers and geologists are using digital twin technology

      Penny Stewart, CEO, PERTA
      Watch it here 2020 08 26
    • GMG Event: Digital Twin Innovation in the Mining Industry

      Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Distinguished Engineer, Director & Inventor, IBM
      Watch it here 2020 08 25
    • GMG Project: Electric Mine Operational Knowledge Sharing Platform

      Alex Mulloy, Vale Base Metals Technology & Innovation, Green Energy Vehicle Program
      Watch it here 2020 08 24
    • GMG Project: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence in Mining

      Watch it here 2020 08 13
    • GMG Project: Open Data Sets for Artificial Intelligence in Mining

      Watch it here 2020 08 13
    • GMG Knowledge Share: Uncertainty Management Strategies for Industrial Applications

      Danielle Zyngier, Global Practice Lead - Data Science and Optimization, Hatch
      Watch it here 2020 08 13
    • Preucações e medidas de segurança em relação ao corona vírus na indústria mineral Brasileira

      Paulo André Andrade Martins, Sênior Mining Engineer, CMOC
      Watch it here 2020 07 30
    • Projetos Atuais e Futuros do GMG e Quais Benefícios Trazem ao Setor

      Ricardo Aguilera, Gerente de Soluções Corporativas, RPM Global e Co-Representante GMG para a América Latina
      Watch it here 2020 07 29
    • GMG Knowledge Share: Lithium battery thermal runaway pressure in sealed enclosures

      Thomas Dubaniewicz, General Engineer, NIOSH
      Watch it here 2020 07 28
    • Colaboração do Setor de Mineração e Facilitador do GMG

      Helius Guimaraes, Líder de Transformação Digital, Alcoa e ex-Presidente do GMG
      Watch it here 2020 07 28
    • GMG Project: Battery Electric Vehicles in Mining Version 3

      Paul Summers, Lead Developer, Electric Drive Systems at Miller Technology
      Watch it here 2020 07 23
    • GMG Workshop: The Changing Nature of Work: Innovation, Automation & Canada’s Mining Workforce

      Erin Mills, Director of Research, Mining Industry Human Resources Council | Jamie Woolcott, Chief Economist, Mining Industry Human Resources Council
      Watch it here 2020 07 22
    • GMG Workshop: Gender is a discussion topic not a roadblock. Owning your own career path

      Veronica Turner, Latin America Leader for Plant and Personnel Safety, Honeywell
      Watch it here 2020 07 14
    • Knowledge Share: Robotics Employment Opportunities

      Presenter: Dr. Elliot Duff, Robotics Research Portfolio Manager at CSIRO
      Watch it here 2020 07 9
    • GMG Workshop: Decarbonizing the Materials Industry

      Thomas Koch Blank, Senior Vice Principal, RMI
      Watch it here 2020 06 25
    • GMG Workshop: Teck’s Climate Change Strategy and Pathway to Decarbonization

      Chris Adachi, Sustainability and Climate Change Manager, Teck Resources
      Watch it here 2020 06 24
    • GMG Workshop: What Will Influence Your Next Cyber Strategy?

      Mark Wallace, Manager - Cybersecurity, Architecture & Portfolio Fortescue Metals Group (FMG)
      Watch it here 2020 06 24
    • GMG Workshop: Learnings from Staging Petabytes of Data for Analysis in AWS

      Joe Flasher, Open Geospatial Data Lead, Amazon Web Services
      Watch it here 2020 06 15
    • Mining Association of Canada (MAC) Guidance on Climate Change

      Sean Capstick, P.Eng. Principal and leader of Golder’s knowledge sharing Technical Community on Sustainability and Climate Change
      Watch it here 2020 06 9
    • Webinar recording: Value and Opportunities of IoT and Location Interoperability

      Presenter: Steve Liang, Founder and CTO, SensorUp
      Watch it here 2020 06 9
    • Webinar Recording: Data Exchange – OPC UA a Common Language for Mining

      Presenter: Tobias Hartmann, Jörn Lehmann and Fiona Mavroudis – VDMA
      Watch it here 2020 05 10
    • Online Event Recording: COVID-19 – Finding a Safe Path to Sustainable Operational Stability… and Beyond

      Presenter: Anders Fredholm, David Dickson and David Haake, IBM
      Watch it here 2020 04 28
    • Online Event Recording: Digitalization of Mining – an African Case Study

      Presenter: David Osborn, Managing Director for Dassault Systemès South Africa
      Watch it here 2020 04 28
    • Workshop Recording: From Idea to Product | The Application of AI Algorithms in Mining

      Presenter: Louis-Pierre Campeau - Team Leader, AI at Newtrax
      Watch it here 2020 04 23
    • Workshop Recording: Developing Open Data Sets for AI in Mining

      Presenter: Rob Johnston - Project Manager at CITIC Pacific Mining
      Watch it here 2020 04 23
    • Accelerating the Pace of Autonomy to Transform Mining | Global Mining Guidelines Group

      Bibhrajit Halder, Founder & CEO, SafeAI
      Watch it here 2020 04 23
    • Change Management: Key Challenges | Global Mining Guidelines Group

      James Cleverley, Global Product Manager – Geosciences, IMDEX
      Watch it here 2020 04 1
    • Situational awareness of workforce and equipment at the mine site | Global Mining Guidelines Group

      Mikael Nyström, CEO, Mobilaris Group
      Watch it here 2020 04 1
    • How to manage transformation into a modern mining company? | Global Mining Guidelines Group

      Katie Hulmes, General Manager - Transformation and Readiness, OZ Minerals
      Watch it here 2020 04 1
    • What is the future of mining? How do we successfully and safely combine human and machine?

      Liv Carroll, Senior Principal - Applied Intelligence & Mining Transformation, Accenture
      Watch it here 2020 04 1
    • GMG Webinar: Foundations of Artificial Intelligence in Mining

      Rob Johnston, Project Manager, CITIC Pacific Mining
      Watch it here 2020 03 5
    • Webinar Recording: Foundations of AI in Mining

      Presenter: Rob Johnston, Project Manager at CITIC Pacific Mining
      Watch it here 2020 02 13
    • Webinar Recording: Global Tailings Review

      Tom Butler, CEO, ICMM
      Watch it here 2019 12 11
    • Webinar Recording: Interoperability Strategy

      Presenter: Andrew Scott, Symbiotic Innovations and GMG Vice-Chair Working Groups
      Watch it here 2019 11 14
  • Member Reports

    Reports from over the years on GMG activities as a whole.
  • Partner Publications

    Publications produced by GMG partner organizations or in partnership with other organizations.
    • Advancing Employee Engagement in Mining

      Insights from the 2019 MECA Symposium
      Read it here 2020 05 13
    • Pilot Test Guidelines for Wireless Networks for Open Pit Mining

      Guideline by Interop
      Read it here 2019 09 9
    • Wireless Communication Guidelines for Open Pit Mining

      Guideline by Interop
      Read it here 2019 04 9
  • Other

    Other types of output such as technical outputs.
  • Archived Publications

    These publications are no longer considered up to date but can be relevant references and captures of past work.
    • COVID-19 Response & Return to Work Portal

      Read it here 2020 08 18
    • Interoperability Alignment Report

      Read it here 2019 08 12
    • Underground Working Group Stakeholder Survey Results Report

      Read it here 2013 11 9
    • From theory to practice: Designing for situation awareness to transform shovel operator interfaces, reduce costs, and increase safety

      This paper first appeared in CIM Journal Vol. 4 No. 4. Visit cim.org (https://www.cim.org/library/cim-technical-paper-library) to search the entire archive of CIM Journal.
      Read it here 2013 01 9
    • MSGC Shovel Project Final Report

      Read it here 2012 12 31
    • SMART Shovel Project Overview

      Read it here 2012 11 9
    • Mobile Mining Equipment Telemetry Survey Report

      Read it here 2012 11 9
    • SMART Mobile Equipment Telemetry Survey

      Read it here 2012 04 9
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