RockMap Live™

Make better, faster ground support and mine design decisions

One of the biggest challenges facing underground mines is the ability to quickly and with greater confidence characterize the rock mass response to ongoing mining operations. Armed with timely rock mass insights, geotechnical engineers and ground control professionals can make better, faster decisions around seismic risk.

RockMap Live™ delivers actionable rock mass insights based on the collection and analysis of live seismic data. The integration of various seismic analysis techniques allows for a deeper understanding of rock mass behavior while providing a higher degree of confidence. This observation-based approach is then applied to specific mining challenges, including;

  • Stress mapping for mine planning and design
  • Re-entry protocols
  • Hydro fracture monitoring
  • Blast response analysis.

The benefits delivered by the RockMap Live™ approach include, more efficient deployment of ground support personnel, improved collaboration with other departments and identification of opportunities to access challenging areas of a mine.

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Stress Mapping

Characterize and visualize stress in mines

Efficiently deploying scarce geotechnical resources, effective collaboration with mine engineering and shift crews, and contributing to more informed mine planning and design have been noted as some of the main challenges mining professionals face. 

Stress Mapping, a key component of the RockMap Live™ offering, uses seismic data inputs and core ESG technologies (seismic tomography, stress inversion and dynamic parameters analysis) to characterize and visualize stress conditions in a mine. 

Timely knowledge of the change in stress brings a new level of possibilities for geotechnical professionals:

  • Enhance safety and productivity
  • Better visibility on the location of challenging ground conditions
  • Improved collaboration with shift supervisors / management
  • Deploy geotechnical staff more efficiently 

More informed mine planning and production:

  • Quickly adjust mining methods for low and high-stress areas
  • Make faster mine production and planning decisions
  • Better design of stope and tunnel dimensions to avoid areas of high stress
  • Optimize blast sequencing