Hecla will deploy Mine
Vision Systems's FaceCapture™ mapping system to
enable precise and real-time production decision making at the mine
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 21,
2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Mine Vision Systems (MVS) today
announced they have entered into a multi-year agreement with Hecla
Mining Company (NYSE: HL) to introduce the
FaceCapture™ mapping system (FaceCapture)
into two of its mines in North America.
As the largest silver producer in the U.S., Hecla's rich history includes a consistent
focus on applying innovative new practices. FaceCapture will enable
Hecla to map and georeference the
mine face in real-time, reduce production downtime, and bring
higher quality information to its geologists at the moment they
need it most.
"Our production, productivity and safety objectives are directly
affected by multiple decisions we make at the mine face every day,"
said Matt Blattman, Corporate
Director of Technical Services. "FaceCapture will allow us to
process high quality 3D mine face data in real-time, permitting our
team to make critical production decisions and with reduced
exposure at the mine face."
"Hecla has over 130 years of
experience driving and embracing new and innovative methods to
achieve company objectives," said Mike
Smocer, MVS CEO. "We are proud to support Hecla's culture of innovation and desire to
provide better data to key employees when they need it."
Founded in 1891, Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) is the largest
silver producer in the United
States. In addition to operating mines in Alaska, Idaho, and Quebec,
Canada, the Company is developing the Keno Hill mine in the
Yukon, Canada, and owns a number
of exploration and pre-development projects in world-class silver
and gold mining districts throughout North America.
ABOUT MINE VISION SYSTEMS
Founded in 2015, MVS focuses on bringing vision-related
technology and software algorithms to the resources mining
industry. As pioneers in the underground 3D mapping space, we work
worldwide to improve efficiency, safety, production and automation
in mining through unmatched data collection and workflow.
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