Drones for mapping mines

Drones helping map out Arizona mines

[Editor’s Note: Brian Deatherage, drone pilot, shared that drones allow for more accurate and higher resolution images, as well as, are faster than traditional options used in the past.]

Mahad Sand Mining Drones

Mahad lessons: govt. to use drones, boats to check sand mining around two bridges

This post originally appeared on http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/mahad-lessons-govt-to-use-drones-boats-to-check-sand-mining-around-two-bridges/article9013855.ece.   [Editor’s Note: Drones and speedboats will be used by the government for patrolling.]   The Mahad bridge collapse has forced the Maharashtra government to take serious note of illegal sand mining around two old bridges at Virar and Saphale.   The State on Saturday decided to extend prohibitory orders […]

Drones Mining Inspections South Africa

From elevated inspections to stock analysis, drones begin making business impact

This post originally appeared on http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/from-elevated-inspections-to-stock-analysis-drones-begin-making-business-impact-2016-08-05-1. [Editor’s Note: Mine Survey Manager, Robin Kock, noted that he’s able to use drones to inspect areas that often require the use of ladders and cranes, thereby saving time, money and increasing safety.] Remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPASes) have the potential to significantly change the way many industrial, engineering and mining […]

Mining Drones South Africa

Drones take off in local mining industry

This post originally appeared on http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=153845. [Editor’s Note: Drones are being used in South Africa for mapping, mineral exploration and stockpile measurement.] SA mining companies are turning to drone or UAV technology to revamp their operations and rethink their cost structures. The mining industry has become the latest industry to embrace drones, which are used for […]

Bhutan Mining Drones

Drone to be used for Thimphu-Wangdue tunnel project

[Editor’s Note: Dowchu Drukpa, Chief Seismologist at the Department of Geology and Mines (DGM), noted that drones are a very effective tool for mapping.] Tech: Drones could be a possible answer for overcoming the country’s challenging terrain for several purposes such as construction and mapping. In line with this, the Department of Geology and Mines (DGM) will […]

Drone maker offers glimpse of regulatory road ahead

[Editor’s Note: Pit & Quarry spoke with Gabe Dobbs, VP of Business Development and Policy at Kespry, about the new FAA rules. Kespry provides an Automated Drone System for Aggregates, Construction, Insurance and Mining.] More aggregate producers are adding drones to their operations, but the rules and regulations for drone use are changing. The Federal […]

Birds Eye Inc Drone Services

‘Sky is unlimited’: Rigolet drone company takes off with bird’s eye view of Labrador

This post originally appeared on http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/rigolet-drone-company-taking-off-1.3688976. [Editor’s Note: Bird’s Eye Inc hopes to work within the mining, as well as, forestry industries.] A Rigolet drone company has taken off in Labrador and the owner says the “sky is unlimited”. Bird’s Eye Inc. recently entered the growing world of unmanned aerial vehicles [UAVs] — better known to many as drones. […]