There is no such thing as an average rock and mining needs to adapt its blasting efforts to adjust to the different rock types based on a better understanding of the underlying rock and how its measurements affect future performance. This week’s Blog talks about improving all stages in mining with a variability lesson taken from the 1940’s United States’ Air Force.
The mining industry is global and diverse, with no two sites having the exact same equipment, workflow, workforce, or access to technology. Yet the recent expectations within this industry for companies to digitize their orebody seem to dismissively boil down to embrace industry 4.0 to be more efficient and mine smarter. This week’s Blog looks at some of the other ways mining can capitalize on industry’s varied abilities and foundational needs to be able to adopt modern tech.