Drone Surveying
‍for Mining and Exploration

Deliver savings on extraction site and increase productivity for airborne mineralogical search

Surveying
Made in Minutes

Discover the fastest way to obtain reliable in-time information for complete oversight of mining areas avoiding additional risks for personnel and labor costs.

Stockpile Reports. Automate measurements and recording of stockpiles and other terrain objects.

Geophysical Surveys. Conduct aerial explorations of vast areas quickly and efficiently to acquire necessary site data.

Elevation & 3D Models. Create, analyze, and take measurements on geological and structural field maps.

Site Safety Management

Application of drones for collecting visual data particularly of difficult and volatile areas such as deep and high terrains of a mine, highwalls, crests, and inside stopes. Further, aerial data capturing from blast sites, reduces the risk of exposure on the ground to such dangers.

problem

Hazardous environment, human factor, hard-to-reach sites, conventional monitoring cost

solution

Drone monitoring capabilities make it the perfect instrument to enhance safety & security measures. Pre-scheduled inspection missions allow to check the conditions of mine or quarry and identify potential hazards without endangering the staff. Visual data collected by the UAV is considered reliable evidence for a regulator in case of any incidents on the job site.

Tailings Dam Management

No need for manual interference within the dump proximity when drones are around. By analyzing the captured data on Microavia's software platform, mining companies can maintain the structural integrity of the tailings dam, design expansion, and avoid failure.

problem

Hazardous conditions, vast tailings dam areas, on-site failures

solution

Information from UAV significantly facilitates construction site managers in the processes of monitoring making it almost real-time. As сontrol of active and validation of completed tasks save time & resources, regular drone flights make the budgeting and time frame more predictable. Saved progress records provide opportunities for excellent visualizations works.

Automatic Surveying & Mapping

problem

Scale and complexity of job sites, numerous subcontractors, slow information update

solution

Microavia UAVs can flight as regularly as needed and generate accurate photos and models that are especially effective in case of complex volume measurements. Drones that are fitted for supporting a variety of digital tracking solutions  identify the locations of items even when visual contact isn’t possible. A properly equipped drone can quickly scan large areas for items fitted with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags, or even use Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology to track the materials and equipment in-site.

By employing drones and a drone pilot instead of a piloted plane a mine can save around 90% of the cost per hour, and collect unlimited aerial data, including fine measurements by simultaneously capturing high end orthoimages.

Stockpile Monitoring

One of the greatest challenges any mining company faces while managing stockpiles are their extreme height and area, which tends to change frequently. Drones enable mining companies to generate aerial terrain models of the inventory. Effective management of stockpiles could yield significant benefits for mining companies such as grade maximisation by blending of ore, production backup during situation of supply disruptions, and financial reporting.

problem

Limited budgets for maintenance operations, significant areas, dangerous conditions

solution

UAVs are perfect for that cluster of tasks due to their cost-efficiency and reproducible standardized digital result. Also a wide range of sensors shows the advantages of thermal and visual imagery for a comprehensive inspection.

Haulage Road Optimization

problem

Limited budgets for maintenance operations, significant areas, dangerous conditions

solution

UAVs are perfect for that cluster of tasks due to their cost-efficiency and reproducible standardized digital result. Also a wide range of sensors shows the advantages of thermal and visual imagery for a comprehensive inspection.

Mining is amongst the most unsafe industries for workers, especially those performing deep underground activities. Workers can be subjected to rock falls, extremely humid conditions, gas leaks, dust explosions or floods, amongst other hazards. Therefore, mining companies have used drones at underground mines to monitor and inspect deep underground shafts.

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Andy Jessy, CEO of Amazon

”I really love the user interface and power of the platform. It makes a very complex process easier to manage. I love the fact it tracks your updates so you can see people’s doing at various points in time.”

Andy Jessy, CEO of Amazon

”I really love the user interface and power of the platform. It makes a very complex process easier to manage. I love the fact it tracks your updates so you can see people’s doing at various points in time.”

Andy Jessy, CEO of Amazon

”I really love the user interface and power of the platform. It makes a very complex process easier to manage. I love the fact it tracks your updates so you can see people’s doing at various points in time.”

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