The lockdowns were incredibly stressful for many, including our clients in the middle of digital transformation pushes. They still needed to meet their production goals and monitor their site remotely. We were ready to help them meet those goals and keep production planning on track. Below are two success stories from this year and the key to any digital transformation success story.
Unite your team in one platform with one powerful button. Spend more time planning how to meet production goals and less time scrambling to report on the data. States is a collaboration feature inside MinePortal, a software dedicated to making data management and analysis user-friendly for miners.
A copper/gold mine that produces ~35M tonnes annually could have a yearly value opportunity upwards of $20 million if the mine can increase production and reduce costs. Optimizing from the mine to the mill unlocks efficiency at every stage and thus this the $20 million.
To zoom out on the effect blasting has on overall site costs, miners can use DataCloud’s MinePortal mine-to-mill software that plugs in data streams from each part of the operation and links them together in one place. "I think anyone can look at single-correlation factors, but it’s the interdependence between a number of factors that actually matters.
During a recent CIM Webinar, Steven Putt offered a solution for a common obstacle in mine to mill tracking; loss of information in the coarse ore stockpile prior to the grinding circuit. There is a wealth of information in the data that sits unprocessed and unconnected at mine sites. In this presentation he went into detail on how we use Machine Learning to reconcile timing differences of the stages.
We are excited to join Steven for an hour long live informational webinar with CIM. This is an extension from the METS tech talk in June. When the right data is integrated, and properly analyzed, it forecasts the geologic profile of material headed to the mill. These insights, at the right time, allow operations to prepare accordingly and optimize mill throughput.
DataCloud's mission has always been to help mine site teams exceed their production goals with our digital solutions. As part of our transition to a more software-forward company, with the goal to encompass data integration beyond orebody knowledge, our founder Thor Kallestad has stepped down. Krishna Srinivasan will now be taking on a larger leadership role as CEO.
Since we can not meet in person at these beloved events we welcome you to join us in the online conversations about progressing mining. Our spring presentations with CIM and METS will highlight how to use data from the primary crusher. It is a reliable and continuous proxy for blast performance and predicts mill throughput. Tracking 'crushability' optimizes blasting and blending.
In designing to the average body, the Air Force had built a cockpit that fit no one. Just as there is no such thing as an average pilot, there is no such thing as an average rock. Read more about this in the Canadian Mining Magazine article written by North Jones, Business Solutions Consultant for DataCloud.
During moments of crisis nonprofits are the first organizations people turn to for help and the first to lose funding when the economy struggles. Several of our team members are doing their part with various nonprofits during these unprecedented times. There are many groups in society who will be hit harder by the outbreak.
At DataCloud, we are doing everything we can to help our clients meet their production goals now and prepare to ramp-up operations once the worst of this global pandemic passes. With that in mind, we have reduced pricing and onboarding hurdles for new clients to ensure their production teams are able to effectively collaborate from home.
Doing our part to flatten the curve is the least we could do. The foundation to our company was already work-from-home friendly. Team meetings were regularly online, and our solutions are remote operable. It is physically easy for us to shelter-in. But, as the stories flooded in from our loved ones who work in restaurants and hospitals, our privileges were highlighted.
Mining through old underground workings is dangerous when voids in the subsurface go undetected. Relying on manual logging from a drill operator to mark one of these holes is a time-consuming process and too often leads to inconsistent and slow reporting. Mine sites significantly improve safety if teams are immediately alerted to the presence and properties of voids and are able to alter their plans accordingly.
Digital strategies are at the forefront of today's progressive mining companies. We have heard the innovation stories of large mining organizations like BHP, Rio Tinto, Vale, Barrick, Golcorp, and Glencore from mining publications like Mining.com, CIM, PDAC, and the Northern Miner. But, what about the junior and mid tier miners?
Optimize ore blending to further increase mill throughput by utilizing the primary crusher as a location-based proxy for blast fragmentation and an indicator of crusher circuit efficiency. Mine to mill optimization relies on the ability to monitor how a specific block of ore impacts the mill. DataCloud uses the Primary crusher as a proxy for rock hardness, fragmentation size and overall mill performance.
DataCloud's MinePortal, a connected orebody knowledge platform, has evolved into a standalone solution to future-proof mine site's optimization projects during production. This exciting application is being unleashed with Trevali, the most progressive underground miner in our industry. Using MinePortal will provide vast feedback applications across the value chain empowering their teams to make geology data-driven decisions.
DataCloud's Chief Technology Officer, Krishna Srinivasan, presents on MinePortal, the connected orebody knowledge platform that will squeeze every efficiency out of a mine site’s operation and their deposit by helping mining teams truly know the rock. Integrating, processing, and analyzing all sources of orebody information extracts insights that will uncover optimization opportunities across the value chain.
Steven Putt, Director of Mining Software Solutions, will be presenting a technical overview of how the analysis and visualization of production data are connecting orebody knowledge to planners, geologists, and engineers across a mine site. Knowing the rock at all stages will identify key geological properties and variances needed to lead successful optimization initiatives.
DataCloud’s highest value rests in our agile, expert team members behind the technology. For some insight on the characters that make our organization innovative and powerful, meet Jamie. A seismologist and professor at Berkeley by day and jazz pianist by night. However different these passions may seem, Jamie points out that they are actually rooted in the same interests; sound and skill. “Geophysics or seismology is sound in the ground. I play piano, jazz piano, and that’s sound in the air. But its still sound.”
Blast holes are drilled all day, every day. They get loaded with explosives so operators can make big rocks into little rocks to send downstream for processing. Without adding an extra step while drilling, what if operators could access high-resolution, accurate, geologic data before loading explosives and planning their next pattern? They could improve fragmentation profiles, increase production, and cut costs
Our real-time orebody knowledge platform has been proven to measure rock mass properties far beyond the capabilities of legacy MWD systems. Unlocking this rock intelligence during drill and blast operations was the missing piece to true optimization. Now, we are incorporating even more data sets from various […]
Inefficient coal recovery is a common industry problem. Studies have shown that mines typically lose between 16-20% of their coal during open pit mining operations. If we reduce your met coal loss by 3%, that’s a savings of $21M a year – if your mine produces 7M tons a year with a strip ratio of […]
Industry Match To accommodate our growing demand in the region, we’ve opened a Burrard Street office location in downtown Vancouver. Mining is a large part of the Canadian economy and many industry participants are either based in Vancouver or listed on the VSE. DataCloud embraces this area as a mining hub. Being located close to […]
Wednesday May 1st, 9:20am, room 513C Results from Advanced Measurements While Drilling Technologies on Blast Hole Drills at Canadian Mines This presentation will compare results from DataCloud’s IoT sensor device measurements, traditional measurement while drilling (MWD) technology, and core samples. The evaluation will demonstrate the ability of advanced blast hole drill sensors to clearly and […]
Where are They? Trucks, Belts, Shovels and Now, the Drill. IoT sensors are peppered throughout the mine to mill workflow. They track locations of trucks, predict faulty equipment, and here at DataCloud, we have developed one to install on a production drill. The rock properties our IoT sensor measures are centimeter level resolution and that […]
March 4-6, 2019 in Toronto Visit us at Booth 6235N – Trade Show North (Level 300) Here is a map of the Toronto Convention Center and a floor map of Trade Show North. Our mission is two-fold, to elevate and alleviate. We help elevate mine operators towards their goals while simultaneously working to alleviate the headache involved in typical data interpretations. Our focus for PDAC is geology specific pain points during drilling and blasting to […]
In order to offer our clients an operational advantage in grade control and extraction efforts we have released our geology specific solution sets. DataCloud’s industry experts designed them to reduce operating pain points for three of the mining industry’s largest markets: iron ore, metallurgical coal, and base metals. With these insights, mines are more efficiently separating ore from […]
DataCloud Raises $4M to Guide Miners’ Drilling, Blasting Decisions Once this analysis is complete, users get back what Thor Kallestad, the startup’s co-founder and CEO, calls “real-time orebody imaging and knowledge.” Read full article here DataCloud, a developer of sensors and software to help guide mine operators’ decision-making around drilling and blasting, has raised $4 […]
Geology-While-Drilling: How High Resolution Real-Time Rock Data Improves Drill to Mill Performance: RHINO™, an IoT Sensor and MinePortal™, a 4D Earth Platform October 30th. 2018 – 11:20am, Insight Stage – Crestone Ballroom DataCloud is a provider of high-resolution, real-time geoscience technology that radically improves drill and blast outcomes. To hear the specifics of how DataCloud’s […]
Thor shared DataCloud’s simple mission with Seattle Startup Week; provide real value to mining companies by producing cutting edge solutions created by talented incentivized employees. Oh, and listen to good music. Thor has two wells of knowledge for startups, as DataCloud’s CEO in the mining sector and leading corporate development and commercial efforts for an […]
DataCloud, the leading real-time geoscience technology company serving the global mining industry, today opened an office in Perth, Western Australia to accommodate client demand in the region. DataCloud’s impressive lineup of subsurface measurement sensors and supporting software coincides with the growing demand for smart-mining tools in the Pilbara. Thor Kallestad, DataCloud Chief Executive Officer, says, […]
By Thor Kallestad Technology really is changing everything, and that is no less true in the global mining industry. Major technological breakthroughs such as advanced Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, artificial intelligence (AI), and the cloud, have ushered in an exciting new era in which mine operators can now achieve significant improvements in mine productivity, […]
Listen to see how high-resolution (1cm) rock properties stream from the drill to any device! DataCloud´s CEO Thor Kallestad discusses the incredible cost reducing and profit increasing advantages for mine operators through the use of cutting edge technology. By simply unleashing IoT Sensors and AI platforms on drills during production, mines can easily access real-time […]
Thor Kallestad, founder and Chief Executive of DataCloud was CoreHub’s guest Innovator for May 2018. In this interview and Q&A, Thor discusses how hardware and software development are crucial for mining, how to procure talent for your business, and how to gain mass funding by non-traditional means. Of particular interest to […]
DataCloud has announced that it is launching RHINO™, a breakthrough geoscience logging tool designed for the global mining industry. RHINO™ uses advanced Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, seismic-while-drilling (SWD) techniques, and artificial intelligence (AI) to measure previously unavailable rock properties in real-time. Check out our press release on this major new announcement. DataCloud is unveiling […]
DataCloud’s new DigitalGeology™ solution is a turnkey image processing and interpretation suite that provides mine site geologists and engineers an intuitive method of understanding fracture networks and block size distributions in their rock. It makes use of powerful cloud computing capabilities, sophisticated processing algorithms, and artificial intelligence to quantify key geological parameters and optimize blast […]
The growing global demand for base metals will drive mining to new levels of demand and ultimately growth. But, efficiently meeting this demand will pose a serious challenge for many mining companies, whose productivity has steadily declined during the past two decades. Too many operators have failed to embrace and implement powerful new technologies – […]
Until roughly 20 years ago, mining was an industry that experienced comparatively limited technological change. While prospecting methodologies have steadily improved since the birth of the industry, operations in the pit have largely remained untouched by new technologies until recently. When significant technological change finally arrived in the mining sector around the start of the […]