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Responsible Mining & 3D Machine Control

Written By Randy Noland - Machine Control Online

When you hear the words surface mining several things come to mind. You may think about the important role mining plays in manufacturing consumer and industrial good. You may think how mining provides affordable energy to over 40% of the world. You may have concerns about potential risks mining can bring to the environment including air quality and ground water. Whatever your thoughts, mining impacts the health of global economies and can be polarizing. For the purpose of this article, I will focus on the evolution of surface mining in coal and the industry's pursuit of responsible mining. 3D machine control and positioning along with fleet management can play a significant role in this pursuit.

This article first appeared in Machine Control Online - Vol2, No3. You can access the entire edition here -

Responsible Mining & 3D Machine Control.

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