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The Power of Ore Data Visibility at mine’s extraction face

Our ShovelSense system provides valuable, higher resolution data than regular mine production block models by measuring grade at the bucket scale, rather than the block scale.

Real-time access to higher-resolution information earlier in the mining process allows for informed decisions about directing material based on grade to the mill, stockpile or waste. Timely re-routing of mined material means no production delays or additional hauling requirements.

  • Only location to extract valuable ore from designated waste
  • Significantly increased capability to navigate accurately around complex geological contact zones
  • Allows closer tracking and planning of mill feed characteristics for mill recovery optimization
  • Enables more accurate long-term mine planning and reconciliation
  • Fully integrated with the Fleet Management Systems (FMS) for automatic decision-making with no disruption to existing operations
  • Improved visibility and designation capabilities in handling stockpiles

SHOVELSENSE - Smart Shovel

MineSense partnered with Teck Resources for the first full-scale trial of the bucket-mounted ShovelSense technology at the Highland Valley Copper mine in British Columbia with commercialization commencing in 2019.

Following this successful deployment, ShovelSense has been deployed in a growing list of global mining operations, including some of the world's largest copper mines in Latin America.


Video by Teck Resources,