Leading provider of innovative mining solutions, MICROMINE has successfully implemented its leading underground fleet management and mine control solution, Pitram, at Dugald River, in north-west Queensland.
The Dugald River mine has one of the world’s highest-grade known zinc deposits, owned by MMG Limited, which in 2016 announced an optimised mine plan that will support a 1.7Mtpa operation with annual production of around 170,000 tonnes of zinc in zinc concentrate, plus by-products.
The successful implementation of Pitram enables the control room administrators to capture live data ensuring data accuracy, increasing efficiencies and control over equipment, tasks and personnel.
Pitram Business Development Manager, Chris Rowohlt commented “Real-time data entry allows the control room to make proactive decisions which ensures the operation can run safely and efficiently to maximise output.”
The solution utilises voice radio data capture, allowing production data to be entered into Pitram via radio communication. Included in the deployment is Pitram’s Materials Management module which utilises mine design, survey and production data to provide real-time stockpile balances throughout the mining operation.
“The Pitram Materials Management module adds value to the Dugald River operation by providing an accurate method of tracking the material flow including grades from source to processing” said Mr Rowohlt.