Stope Scans for Glencore’s Nickel Rim South Mine, Canada

Description of system:
- TILT Ranger commercial drone, equipped with a 3D laser scanner from Clickmox Solutions.
- Operator to unsupported area was about 15 meters and about 10 meters after the stope started.

Goal:
– Create a 3D map of an unsupported stope using the TILT Ranger drone with Clickmox’s 3D scanning system.

Description of zone:
– Stope
– About 15 x 20 meters cross section, 35 to 40 meters height
– Time since arrival at site to mission starts: about 25 min
– Total mission time: about 4 min

Description of system:
– TILT Ranger commercial drone, equipped with a 3D laser scanner from Clickmox Solutions.
– Operator to unsupported area was about 15 meters and about 10 meters after the stope started.
– The TILT Ranger was flown via real-time video live feed of the onboard cameras from the access area.
– The drone went to up to an approximate height of 15-20 meters due to difficulties with the overall lighting conditions (too much light on the access ceiling made the high sensitivity live feed camera to darken all the image. Best to fly on dark environments).