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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 guideline provides…

  • 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…

  • Q&A with Vale’s Alex Mulloy on green energy vehicles

    Alex Mulloy, Mining Engineering Intern at Vale, will present at the GMG-CIM Sudbury Forum, June 12-13 in Sudbury, Ontario on Green Energy Vehicles – A Vale Base Metals Review. The electric mine is one of the key topics at this forum, so we asked him a bit…

  • 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…

  • 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. The panellists: Michel Plourde, Director Integrated Operations – Innovation & Technology…

  • 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. While these…

  • The Doe Run Company’s Denise Callahan: Collaboration is key when integrating technology

    In an industry that she notes is “under pressure,” Denise Callahan says mining operations must use digital technology to their advantage to stay economically viable. Integrating this technology cannot happen in a vacuum – she says that those involved in all levels of each operation play a part, and that collaboration with technology providers…

  • Freeport-McMoRan’s Jose Hernandez: Mitigating risk and reaping benefits with UAS

    As new applications of various technologies are introduced into the mining industry, removing the human element from various aspects of the operations is a recurring theme. Implementing unmanned aerial systems (UAS) falls under this category. Jose Hernandez, Senior Engineer at Freeport-McMoRan, who will…

  • Element AI’s Karthik Ramakrishnan: Connecting to the strategic big picture with AI

    Karthik Ramakrishnan specializes in helping organizations to achieve their AI ambitions. In his presentation at the upcoming GMG-CIM AI in Mining Forum, he will help mining stakeholders to take a broad view of AI, both in terms of the ways it benefits other industries and the ways it could, in turn, benefit the mining industry…

  • Publication: Guideline for the Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining

    The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has published the Guideline for the Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining. The document offers a broad view of the implementation of these systems, which are being used more and more frequently due to their potential for making the…

  • GMG Partner Interop publishes Wireless Communication Guideline for Open Pit Mining

    GMG Partner Interop (Programa Tecnológico para la Creación y Adopción de Estándares Internacionales para Interoperabilidad Minera) has published their Wireless Communication Guideline for Open Pit Mining. This guideline offers recommended practices for installing telecommunications devices in open pit mining. Download it here

  • Understanding the importance of functional safety for autonomous equipment

    Functional safety for autonomous mining equipment is important to all mining stakeholders, and the interest in the ongoing GMG project is a testament to that. Its importance and priority is clear, but what does functional safety mean in this context? What does functional safety for…

  • Member Company Profile: Newtrax

    GMG Member Newtrax is a technology provider specializing in advanced underground mining solutions. They are also a sponsor and organizer of the GMG-CIM Montreal AI in Mining Forum on May 1. We spoke with Marketing Manager Cynthia Younes to better understand the company’s role in…

  • Tim Skinner receives CIM Distinguished Service Medal

    Tim Skinner, President of SMART Systems Group and GMG Vice-Chair International Standards, has more than 40 years of experience in mining and mineral processing and has been a strong voice for the industry as a leader, volunteer and mentor in that time…

  • Q&A with Julian Lim of Micromine, GMG-CIM AI in Mining Montreal Forum Speaker

    Julian Lim – Product Owner and Technical Product Manager for the Pitram Mine Control and Fleet Management Solution at Micromine – will speak at the GMG-CIM AI in Mining Forum on May 1 in Montreal. His presentation is entitled Automating Load-Haul-Dump Cycle Data Capture with Machine Vision and Deep Neural Networks. We asked him a few questions about his presentation and his work.

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