SNOLAB supports new tech from Mira Geoscience

December 13, 2017 — Facility Updates

Sudbury, ON (December 13, 2017) – The Ultra Deep Mining Network (UDMN) held its third annual Symposium for its 76 network members from across Canada and announced another UDMN commercial success by one of its members, Mira Geoscience. Mira Geoscience was presented with UDMN’s Outstanding Achievement in Commercialization award for a technical innovation and commercial sale that is quickly becoming the industry’s most comprehensive and advanced geotechnical data management and hazard computation system; automated from import to report. Mira Geoscience’s commercial successes within UDMN continue to bring technology faster to market, which in turn benefits the mining industry and Canadians. 

As mines become deeper and as geotechnical problems become more acute, the need for a system to support, record, and communicate geotechnical interpretation based on a multiplicity of data streams, at a greater data flow & volume, and with real-time data access is imperative. 

Geoscience INTEGRATOR, developed by Mira Geoscience, was originally conceived to accommodate the data management needs of SUMIT, a multidisciplinary, collaborative research programme involving academic institutions, mining companies, SMEs, and managed through CEMI. Through Mira Geoscience’s involvement in the follow-on “Mining Observatory Data Control Centre” (MODCC) project at SNOLAB, exploration data themes and a powerful 3D visualization and query interface were added. This technology was also selected as the system to permanently host data from Canada’s largest mineral exploration R&D project, “Footprints” led by CMIC. Geoscience INTEGRATOR is now a UDMN project that supports, tracks, and automatically reports on 4D dynamic mine models (a new feature) and associated geohazards. 

John McGaughey, President, Mira Geoscience states, “We are immensely proud of this technology, which brings the benefits of 4D data integration and predictive analytics to the challenging field of geotechnical engineering in deep underground mines.  We look forward to its continuing global deployment and positive impact on mine safety and production, particularly addressing formidable challenges such as rockburst hazard using the multitude of data streams that are typically available but not fully used. The support and industry network provided through CEMI and UDMN, through several phases of R&D, ensured that this innovation was industry-led, and that its outcome is industry-relevant.” 

About UDMN
The Ultra-Deep Mining Network (UDMN) is a national business-led NCE network, managed through CEMI – Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation, and supported by members of the mining, oil & gas industries, and with the active participation of small-to-medium sized enterprises, industry agencies, research facilities and academia. UDMN aims to become the leading organization in Ultra-Deep (below 2.5km) research and innovation and to solve the challenges that impact resource extraction in these environments.

 About MODCC
The creation of the MODCC (Mining Observatory Data Control Centre) capitalizes on existing data integration and sharing expertise at SNOLAB as well as the significant investments already made in the deep underground facility there. The MODCC represents a powerful user— and data-interpretation interface that searches, collects, filters and analyzes mining/exploration related datasets. The result will be a data processing facility with accessibility and capability unlike anything currently available to mining/exploration companies and researchers anywhere in the world.This project will address the mineral and related R&D industry’s data access and integration needs by creating a service that collects, integrates and securely stores and then distributes data. Streaming data that will originate from sensor arrays in operating mines will eventually be assessed in real-time, thereby making the MODCC a “living data centre”.  

About Mira Geoscience
Mira Geoscience stands for technology and solutions for best geoscience-based business decisions. To us, your return on investment is at the heart of all strategies and developments we do for you. Since 1999, we have pioneered the application of advanced geological modelling, 3D-GIS technology, and 4D multi-disciplinary data management in the mining industry through the integrated “Common Earth Model”.  We supply the mining industry with practical and cost-effective multi-disciplinary 3D modelling and data management solutions for mineral exploration and geotechnical hazard assessment. Our client list includes most of the world’s major mining and mining-industry service companies, as well as many juniors. We count geological survey organizations and universities amongst our clients, providing a natural collaboration environment for technology development.  
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