Since February 2019, BHP’s Olympic Dam mine has been an early adopter of the latest in mobile LiDAR technology.
The use of such advanced systems has allowed its mining surveyors and engineers to map stopes to generate data that helps de-risk the transition into new, and less well understood, mining areas.
Mobile LiDAR technology is proving to be the preferred choice of mapping underground environments, providing unprecedented insights into new rockmasses, in addition to scanning stopes, drawpoints, orepasses, vertical raises and retired infrastructure.
Now part of its daily operations, scans from mobile LiDAR capture have allowed BHP’s Olympic Dam surveyors, geologists, engineers and geotech teams to validate and improve modelling, optimize stope design and predict stope behaviour more accurately.
Read the full case study to understand how the team at BHP’s Olympic Dam is utilising mobile LiDAR scanning to yield better outcomes in its operations.