• 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 Executive Council.
    • Guideline for Sharing Open Data Sets in Mining

      Read it here 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
    • Recommended Best Practices for Battery Electric Vehicles in Underground Mining – 2nd Edition

      Learn More 2018 11 5
    • 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 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.
    • 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
    • Knowledge Share: Robotics Employment Opportunities

      Presenter: Dr. Elliot Duff, Robotics Research Portfolio Manager at CSIRO
      Watch it here 2020 07 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
    • 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

      Presenter: 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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