Hexagon Mining and Colorado School of Mines (Mines) have signed a master partnership agreement. The contract heralds renewed collaboration on numerous projects under way or planned. These include a new scholarship program for students, research collaboration, and using Mines’ experimental underground mine for testing Hexagon Mining technology.
“We are committed to the miners of tomorrow and our agreement with Mines embodies this commitment,” said Hexagon Mining President, Hélio Samora. “It culminates a year of discussions and we are already pursuing some exciting projects.”
Mines’ Edgar Experimental Underground Mine was the scene of one of those projects recently. Using a Leica P40 laser scanner, staff scanned the mine in high definition. The data collected is now being used in students’ training on MineSight, Hexagon Mining’s mine planning software system.
The agreement renews a tradition of collaboration initiated by Fred Banfield, the founder of MineSight, a Mines’ alumnus, and major philanthropic contributor to Mines.
“We are excited about this partnership with Hexagon Mining because we share a common vision for how information and intelligent technologies will transform mining,” said Colorado School of Mines President, Paul Johnson. “In partnership, we can be at the forefront of that change, and in the process, ensure that Mines’ graduates will continue to be the leaders in the industry.”
About Hexagon Mining
Hexagon Mining is the only company to solve surface and underground challenges by integrating the world’s best measurement solutions with proven technologies for planning, operations, and safety. We bring surveying, design, fleet management, production optimization, and collision avoidance together in a life-of-mine solution that connects people and processes. Our customers are safer, more productive, and can make sense of their data.
Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, with more than 30 offices across five continents, Hexagon Mining is a dynamic network of talented mining professionals delivering technology, service, and support. Learn more at hexagonmining.com.
Mining is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.
About Colorado School of Mines
Colorado School of Mines is a historic public research university with a specialized STEM mission, known globally for producing top scientists and engineers, and for its unparalleled depth in subjects related to earth, energy and the environment.
Throughout its history, Mines has delivered a unique brand of practical and professional education. Its programs combine rigor, hands-on experiences, collaborative problem-solving and professional work experience.
Home of the Mines campus since 1874, the picturesque town of Golden offers Colorado’s famous outdoor adventures as well as access to the many attractions of nearby Denver.
Learn more at Mines.edu.