Reliable warnings with 3D maps
Slope failure is a constant risk factor in many open pit mines, and monitoring and warning systems have often been inaccurate and prone to give false alarms. But in the Orapa diamond mine in Botswana, a new integrated mine-monitoring system has helped to increase safety and reduce false alarms.
SiteMonitor, developed by 3D Laser Mapping, is a slope-monitoring system comprising a laser scanner and powerful monitoring software.
Unlike radar solutions, the 3D system uses a measuring laser technique that separates movements in the wire mesh covering pit walls for safety from actual slope movements that might be hazardous.