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How to Improve Mine Safety with Communication

In the depths of a mine, communication is king. Not knowing what your fellow miners are doing is dangerous enough from a miner’s viewpoint, but it can be even more dangerous if managers and foremen can’t communicate effectively with miners and other experts. Depending on the kind of mining being conducted, simply being in a mine can be extremely dangerous. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time can lead to disaster. While there are plenty of things that
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Environmental Regulations on Mining in the United States

The United States, even after some relaxation of environmental regulations in recent years, has a large legal apparatus governing mining operations and the proper cleanup of antiquated mines. Many states have developed their own mining regulatory statutes, but they are usually as or more stringent than the federal laws. The first layer of environmental regulation imposed on mining operations is the mandatory possession of a government-approved permit for all new and ongoing mining operations in the United States, including strictly
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5 Ways to Improve a Supportive Work Culture for Employees Away from Home

When working on mines or in similar circumstances, the long stretches away from home and family can be the most detrimental element to employee morale. Usually the isolation is worse for employee well-being than the work itself, management, or other common morale problems that crop up in any workplace. For miners and energy exploration experts, a lengthy three-to-five-week work assignment on a remote camp can wear out any goodwill and confidence they may have had. The following five tips to
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MICROMINE HQ hosted the Moscow Geobank Development Lead

Last week MICROMINE HQ hosted the Moscow Geobank Development Lead, Pavel Yakovlev. “We are expanding the Geobank development team here in Perth and over in Moscow so we felt it was an ideal time to get Pavel to Perth to discuss our plans for the next year”, said Mark Gabbitus, Geobank Product Strategy Manager. “There is nothing like face to face meetings to ensure that the team works well together. We have big plans for Geobank moving forwards and Moscow
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Mixed Reality In Mining: MICROMINE And Hologroup Presented Holographic Solutions At Mining World Russia

HoloGroup participated at Mining World Russia in partnership with MICROMINE. The team used Micromine 2016 to demonstrate the synergies made possible with the Microsoft HoloLens application in the mining industry. Conference delegates had the opportunity to experience augmented reality through HoloGroups hologram software of a mine in Western Yakutia, ALROSA. Sponsors, delegates and exhibitors shared enthusiasm as they rotated, resized and reshaped interactive 3D models with the HoloLens. Clients could interactively view the old pit and explore some of the newly planned development. Clients
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Geobank Product Strategy Manager, Mark Gabbitus’ Key Takeaways from WCSB8 in Perth

This week I had the opportunity to attend the 8th World Conference of Sampling and Blending in Perth and I thought I’d share my thoughts and takeaways from the event. If you are drilling, mining or processing then most of the data you deal with is underpinned by the process of sampling, blending and analysing rocks. Getting it right is just about the most important thing you will ever do. That sounds like a big call but if you don’t
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MICROMINE attends the 8th World Conference on Sampling and Blending in Perth

The 8th World Conference on Sampling and Blending (WCSB8) will be held in Perth, Australia, on 9–11 May 2017, and follows on from previous very successful conferences held in Denmark (WCSB1), Australia (WCSB2), Brazil (WCSB3), South Africa (WCSB4), Chile (WCSB5), Lima (WCSB6) and France (WCSB7). This year WCSB8 will be combined with the Australian sampling conference normally held every two years. WCSB8 is being jointly organised by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (The AusIMM) and CSIRO, and aims to
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Introduction to Micromine – April 11-12, Perth

Are you new to Micromine, or haven’t used it in a while? Our Perth office is offering a two-day Introductory course that will get you started. Covering the basics of Micromine, it will help you to get a good understanding of all the key features as you work through a typical exploration project. Micromine 2016 is MICROMINEs leading exploration and 3D mine design solution, which allows users to capture, manage and interpret critical data giving them an in-depth understanding of
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Geobank Product Strategy Manager, Mark Gabbitus visits Russia

  Author: Mark Gabbitus Geobank Product Strategy Manager Visiting Moscow in June or July – sure thing but early March in Moscow is too cold for a Perth boy. Ok, I was born and raised in Yorkshire, England but 20 years of Perth living has me used to a certain temperature (we are very lucky in Perth not to experience the really cold temps), so to say I was under-prepared – clothes wise – was an understatement. Let’s just say
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Join Us for the First Annual Micromine User Conference Central Asia (Kazakhstan)

  Micromine User Conferences Micromine User Conference Russia - 2016 Every year, we hold a user conference in Russia to meet our Micromine users, tell them what’s new in our products and importantly, hear from the user community on why they love the product as much as we do. The Micromine team also takes this time to find out what we can do better and ensure we relay that information back into our Development, Sales and Services teams. The conference
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