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  • 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…

  • Understanding Digital Maturity: Q&A with Alex Fenn, GMG Johannesburg forum speaker

    Alex Fenn, Unit Manager, Safe Technology and Innovation at Sibanye-Stillwater will speak at the GMG Johannesburg Forum on April 2-3. He will present a case study on realizing short-term value by understanding digital maturity that had some interesting findings. We asked him to explain a bit…

  • Q&A with Mark Wallace, Head of Cyber Security at FMG

    Mark Wallace, Head of Cyber Security at Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), will speak at the GMG Adelaide Forum on Secure and Integrated Energy and Mining Systems on March 20-21. We asked him a couple questions about his presentation and his work. You’ll be presenting on…

  • Artificial Intelligence Working Group announces new co-leader

    GMG’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Working Group, launched last November, now has two leaders. The group announced last week that Mohammad Babaei, Digital Mining Innovation Lead in Digital Operations at Teck, has come onboard as a co-leader. He joins Mark O’Brien, Manager, Digital Transformation at CITIC Pacific Mining­, who has been leading the group so far […]

  • Q&A with Morgan Rody on the Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems project

    Morgan Rody – Senior Project Manager, Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems (SIMS) –  will speak at our Luleå Forum on March 27-28 in Sweden. We asked him a few questions about SIMS and about the future of underground mine automation.  Why are demonstrator projects like SIMS…

  • Interview with OMF viewer creator Bane Sullivan

    The community surrounding GMG’s Open Mining Format (OMF) is expanding. OMF is an open-source file specification to facilitate the easy transfer of 3D data developed by the Data Exchange for Mine Software sub-committee of the Data Access and Usage Working Group. Early this year, Bane…

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