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  • 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.

  • Three weeks of global collaboration

    These past three weeks have been jam-packed with enrichment at our forums in Adelaide, Luleå, and Johannesburg and multiple workshops. The future of collaboration, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and the digital mine were key topics. Here are some highlights. Collaboration opportunities from the GMG Luleå Forum…

  • Q&A with Miranda Wilson of AngloGold Ashanti

    Miranda Wilson – Specialist: GIS and MIS, CARO Business Improvement, AngloGold Ashanti – is speaking at 10:00AM on Day 2 of the GMG Johannesburg Forum. We asked her for some more info about her talk, her work, and her involvement in the forum. Could you describe…

  • GMG Launches Teleportation Project

    GMG’s Data Access and Usage Working group has officially launched a guideline project for industry alignment on teleportation technologies in mining. Quantum entanglement is becoming more and more advanced and cutting-edge teleportation devices are being developed to help mines become more productive and cost-effective. There…

  • Input from our Booth at the SME Conference

    While we were at the SME conference in February, we held a mini-workshop where we asked people who visited our booth for their input on some key questions. 1. Innovation drivers We wanted to know what drives innovation. It turns out that people, processes, information,…

  • Volunteer Profile: Cailli Knievel

    Cailli Knievel – Chief Engineer, Newmont Leeville Operations – is an incredibly engaged GMG volunteer. She contributed to the Underground Mine Communications Infrastructure guideline that we published recently. We asked her to explain a bit about her involvement in this guideline and with GMG. Underground…

  • Q&A with Palabora Mining’s Robert Brazier, GMG Johannesburg Forum Speaker

    Robert Brazier – Senior Geologist, Vertical & Technical Growth Division, Palabora Mining Company­ ­– will be presenting a case study on Cave Tracking of Lift II at the Palabora Copper Block Cave Mine at the GMG Johannesburg forum, April 2-3 Block caving hard rock underground mining method….

  • Publication: Underground Mine Communications Infrastructure Guidelines, Part III: General Guidelines

    GMG has published the third part of the Underground Mine Communications Infrastructure guideline suite: Underground Mine Communications Infrastructure Guidelines, Part III: General Guidelines. This document provides the reader with an overview of the planning and design recommendations for underground communications development, some best practices used…

  • Member Company Profile: Hatch

    Hatch is a global multidisciplinary management, engineering and development consultancy that spans six continents. Mining, advisory, digital innovation and technology innovation are four of their main business areas, and they have worked with some of the world’s largest mining companies. Hatch is a GMG Leadership…

  • Teck’s Kalev Ruberg joins GMG Executive Council

    Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) welcomes new Vice-Chair, Kalev Ruberg, Vice-President Digital Systems and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Teck Resources Limited (Teck), Canada’s largest diversified resource company. Ruberg brings extensive experience in information technology and business leadership to the GMG Executive Council. He has…

  • Boliden speakers to discuss connectivity and the digital mine at the GMG Luleå Forum

    Mine automation, the digital mine and underground innovation will be key topics at the GMG Luleå forum, held on March 27-28. Two speakers from Boliden ­– Peter Burman, Program Manager, Mine Automation and Stefan Castehav­, Section Manager, System Automation– will share their first-hand experiences. Boliden…

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