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.

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

Kibali is now expanding Hovermap’s use to scan underground silos by lowering Hovermap in a protective cage to assess silo condition.