Real-time 3D visualisation for minerals drilling projects

IMDEX has announced an ongoing partnership with visual data science software developer Seequent to deliver a real-time 3D visualisation solution for the mining and exploration industry to dramatically improve the speed and accuracy of decision-making for drilling projects.
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Drillhole progress being shown with live survey data from the IMDEXHUB-IQ

Duncan Moore

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Duncan Moore

The businesses are collaborating to integrate IMDEXHUB-IQ, which provides access to sub-surface data and Central, Seequent's centralised model management solution for visualisation, tracking and management of an organisation's geological data. The integration will allow live 3D data collected in the field and synced to IMDEXHUB-IQ to be linked in real-time to the same project in Central, enabling 3D visualisation of downhole survey and structural geology data.

The mining industry-first enables drill hole progress to be reviewed in Central's 3D Browser alongside the planned programme and current geological interpretation.

"The integration of live data is crucial for mining and exploration projects of the future. Every day there is an increasing amount of data generated and the key to success is being able to understand and respond to that data in real-time or near real-time," said Nick Fogarty, Seequent general manager - Mining and Minerals. "Our new co-partnered solution will provide significant benefits to our drilling and resource company clients in terms of risk management and project efficiencies."

"Increasingly, geologists are wanting to make decisions in real-time, however, they need to have the right live data available," said Dave Lawie, IMDEX chief geoscientist. "We're excited to be part of an industry-first to deliver real-time 3D data and gain a better understanding of how it fits into other data sources. By collaborating with Seequent, we will substantially enhance critical decision making and how geologists and their teams can work effectively together."

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