Canadian mineral explorers and mine developers rely almost exclusively on investors to fund the work they do. Projects might have amazing geology and have perfect location, but none of that matters if the management team is unable to raise money to support exploration activities year after year. This week’s Blog takes a look at how industry is able to best engage and communicate with investors through the many tools at its disposal.
Through the use of emerging Virtual Reality technologies, a user – no matter where they may be located – is now able to experience what it is like to be part of the Canadian mining industry. This week’s Blog takes a look at how K+S Potash Company is using VR to support education, training, and even improve upon project design by turning science fiction into science reality.
Imagine having the ability to look 50 years into the future by standing in the reclaimed landscape of a project just after breaking ground. Imagine exploring a 3D virtual mine on a boardroom table while collaborating with engineers and colleagues all over the world. Imagine showing stakeholders technical, difficult-to-understand 2D drawings in a 3D mixed reality environment to demonstrate what a project will look like before, during and after its lifecycle. Imagine being able to identify problems before shovels hit the ground.