• Volunteer Profile: Mark O’Brien

    Mark O’Brien, Manager of Digital Transformation at CITIC Pacific Mining in Perth, Australia, is a valued volunteer with GMG, most notably as the co-leader of the Artificial Intelligence Working Group […]

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  • Visualizing where functional safety fits into the bigger picture

    In last week’s Functional Safety for Autonomous Equipment workshop in Santiago, Chile, small groups came up with ideas for visualizing where functional safety fits within broader processes. These draft visuals show two very different aspects of functional safety and the broader project group will review […]

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  • Publication: Guideline for Implementing Short Interval Control in Underground Mining Operations

    The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has published the Guideline for Implementing Short Interval Control in Underground Mining Operations. Short interval control (SIC) is a structured system in which data from mining processes are periodically reviewed and action is taken in response to them. This […]

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  • Partnership announcement: Global Mining Guidelines Group and Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration

    Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) are pleased to announce a strategic partnership between their two organizations. A partnership between SME and GMG will drive increased openness in the mining industry. The SME-GMG partnership will enable SME […]

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  • Interoperability and Functional Safety Acceleration Strategy (IFSAS)

    Earlier this year, GMG launched the Interoperability and Functional Safety Acceleration Strategy (IFSAS) to coordinate collaboration on interoperability and accelerate alignment on functional safety. This initiative is funded by BHP and Rio Tinto. The future of mining is digital and requires interoperability to be realized. […]

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  • Volunteer Profile: Mark Richards

    As a volunteer with GMG, for years Mark Richards, Manager, Mining Technology at Teck, has brought his commitment, knowledge and vision to the group. Heather Ednie, Managing Director for GMG, calls him a “silent hero” who has supported the group “since our very inception and even […]

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  • AI in Mining panel: Lessons learned on readiness, change management and strategies

    A group of experts representing both mining companies and technology suppliers discussed practical approaches to AI in mining on a panel at the GMG-CIM AI in Mining Forum on May 1 in Montreal […]

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  • GMG developing Open Mining Format (OMF) Version 2.0

    The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) is developing Version 2.0 of the Open Mining Format (OMF), an open-source file specification for 3D data interoperability. Mining requires a wide range of spatial data, and new technologies are adding to their complexity […]

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  • Micro-workshop outcomes from our booth at CIM

    Visitors to our booth at the CIM Expo last week had their say on some key topics. Here are the results. Cybersecurity, tailings management and surface electrification came out on top as the next collaboration focus.   Visitors listed many innovation priorities involving people, processes […]

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  • GMG Corporate Member Report – April 2018

    We’ve accomplished a lot these past months: we’ve held three forums, seven workshops and three short courses. We’ve also published two guidelines, seen incredible growth in participation and launched an exciting new strategy. Read more about the work we’ve been doing in our April 2019 […]

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