3D Laser scanning in the mining underground in Kazakhstan

Sung-Woo Moon, Sergei Nikitenko, Yerassyl Koshan

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3D Laser scanning which is contactless remote measurement technology, can be one of the best solutions for mine surveying in subsoil use. High scanning speed, the ability to measure hard-to-reach and dangerous areas makes 3D laser scanning a very useful and in some cases an indispensable tool. For example, in underground mines, 3D laser scanning also reveals its full potential and, in spite of dust, the lack of lighting and inaccessibility produces a complete survey of all objects with millimeter precision. Thus, this technology is employed for (1) creating accurate 3D models; (2) calculating the volume; and (3) making any other required measurements (e.g., the chamber, the cavity of the tilting bunker and the ore releases).
Typically, 3D laser scanning has been merely applied in Kazakhstan. This study investigates the possibility of its use for figuring out mining conditions and estimating the volume of extracted resources in Kazakhstan. Thus, the possibilities of using this technology are verified via documentation of the current technical condition of the mines and their real spatial definition. In addition, it can be employed to monitor and determine the spatial changes in mine features such as deformations and movements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAOGS 2019 - Asia Oceania Geosciences Society
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019

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