How Barrick’s Kibali and Bulyanhulu gold mines use Hovermap for stope mapping
Emesent partners, Dwyka Mining Services and Unmanned Aerial Services demonstrated Hovermap at Kibali by flying a 150m high stope in May 2019. The Barrick survey teams needed to accurately assess stope stock volumes, without risking the safety of personnel.
Kibali is now expanding Hovermap’s use to scan underground silos by lowering Hovermap in a protective cage to assess silo condition.
Watch now to learn: George Fouche (Kibali) and Martin Le Grange (Bulyanhulu) talk about the benefits to Barrick:
- Safety: using autonomy to remove people from the void edge
- Quality data: shadowless, uniform, high resolution data available to geotechs, mine engineers and geology
- Speed: scan duration of 15 mins enables regular stope mapping
- Accurate stock volume: improved EoM reconciliation outcomes