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Metallurgical Coal

Our proven technology accurately detects the top of a coal seam before drilling into it. This results in a significant increase in coal recovery and accelerated cycle times. Our IoT measurements and rock mass interpretation while drilling blast holes yields automatically updating coal models. Our Met Coal Solution Set correctly identifies coal in real-time where MWD misclassifies it, and in doing so, provides mine planning teams with quicker and more cost effective blast hole measurements than from gamma ray tools.

Stop the drill bit above coal seams
High-resolution subsurface visualization
Strata recognition in through seam blast holes
High-resolution subsurface visualization
Surface file export that delineates coal / shale boundaries based on client specified cutoffs
High-resolution subsurface visualization
Multiple parameter, rock property export file for through seam blasting and geotechnical purposes
High-resolution subsurface visualization
A high-resolution data viewer
High-resolution subsurface visualization
API connectivity with third party systems
High-resolution subsurface visualization

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 10x and a stripping cost of $10 per ton.

Read more on cutting coal loss here.

See Iron Ore or Base Metals Solutions