Drill Hole Planning & Coordinate Validation
Inconsistent and mismatched drill hole survey data is one of the major causes of delays for reserve and resource reporting and feasibility studies. Targets centered on drill hole collars appear in the satellite photos, enabling PhotoSat to generate accurate, reliable drill hole coordinates.
Accurate and reliable survey data is essential for feasibility studies. Any inconsistencies in survey data can significantly delay project timelines, incur additional costs, affect stock prices, and frustrate stakeholders. Unique among mining project survey methods, PhotoSat uses an initial process and reference system that does not rely on ground control points. This enables us to detect errors in the ground survey data that are usually undetected by other survey methods.
Mine Site Planning & Construction
Engineering quality topographic surveying is essential for mine site planning and construction. PhotoSat has invented a proprietary data processing system that routinely produces satellite surveys accurate to better than 15 cm in elevation. This high accuracy elevation data is used for mine construction cut and fill volume calculations.
Project Base Mapping
Topographic base mapping at the early stages of mining project work accelerates subsequent phases and saves time and cost throughout the exploration and development process. A modest investment in high accuracy elevation mapping eliminates expensive resurveying at the drilling, reserves calculation, feasibility, and construction stages.
Reserve & Resource Estimates
Reserve and resource estimates for 43-101 reports for most mineral deposits require accurate surface topography to calculate stripping and mining volumes. Mining and consulting engineering companies around the world use PhotoSat’s satellite surveying for 43-101 compliant reserve and resource estimates.