“They have forgotten they need samples in this process. Why have they forgot this? It is because the big drilling OEMs are not in the sampling business. They are selling the idea that automation can save you significant cents per tonne on your operating costs, but if you are not carrying out accurate sampling to find out just what you are drilling – and subsequently blasting – you are not increasing the value of your operations.” – Ilpo Auranen

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While conventional sampling and analysis processes would see personnel approach the mining bench to collect a sample only when it safe to do so and send the sample off to the lab for analysis, what IMA Engineering is proposing is a lot safer, efficient and accurate.

The story continues.

Read the whole article featuring Mr. Auranen’s interview in the 2021 May issue of the International Mining Magazine. Read the article online or download a copy below.

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