"LEAVE THE ROCK IN THE MINE"

Surface

Problem:
Surface miner operators have many tasks to perform simultaneously, with one of them being to control the cutter to minimize out-of-seam dilution. The gamma detector can assist the operator with his control strategy, especially when visibility is impaired and visual distinction between coal and clay is difficult.

Solution:
Utilizing a Geosteering Gamma Detector can help the surface miner operators do a better job of mining by providing them a reliable tool that allows instantaneous correction of cutting depth.
This ability to control the cut reduces out-of-seam dilution and ultimately improves profitability of the mine.
Operators that have used the systems consider it necessary for both cleaning and mining operations.
Productivity is gained by staying in the seam and mining more of the desired mineral.
Utilizing this technology also assists the operators when mining thinner seams and reduces need for blending.