Consolidated Mining & Civil Pty Ltd (CMC) has acquired a Sentry monitoring system, manufactured by Maptek, Glenside/Australia primarily for use at the Havilah Resources Limited Portia gold mine in South Australia. The Sentry solution is an active monitoring system for tracking movement and notifying stakeholders about potentially unsafe areas in quarries or open pit operations. A long range I-Site 8820 laser scanner and dedicated software help sites measure and analyse unpredictable wall movement.
The I-Site point cloud data which is used in the Sentry solution can also be processed and modelled for survey reconciliation, stockpile volumetrics, geological mapping and kinematic analysis. Sentry allows several areas to be monitored within a single scan extent. Animations, contin-ual analysis and graphical reports provide comprehensive information for reviewing results to guide future monitoring.