The Muruntau gold deposit is situated in the Qizilqum Desert of Uzbekistan. It is being mined in the world’s largest open-pit gold mine with production believed to be of the order of two million ounces per annum. The open pit measures about 3.5 by 2.5 km and extends to a depth of 560 m.
Thar Coalfield, located in Pakistan, is an open-pit mine. SAR imagery can be used as a human- or AI-driven analysis tool to help understand the depth of an open-pit mine. In this Stripmap image, you can see mining trucks, which indicate extraction activity.
This image shows an open-pit iron mine on Koolan Island, Australia. Capella’s SAR imagery can show a variety of useful things in and around the mine, including trucks that go into the mines, activity on the nearby airstrip, and infrastructure development on the island.
Escondida is the world’s largest copper mine, and it is critical to global copper production. The bright objects visible in this image are mining trucks as they work their way down the mine for open-pit extraction. SAR’s all-weather 24/7 monitoring can reliably image the site to monitor mining activity such as truck movements, material extraction […]
The Jwaneng open-pit diamond mine is the richest diamond mine in the world. Here it can be seen in very high resolution spotlight imagery, revealing the concentric circles used by mining trucks to extract recoverable ore grade material.
Port Hedland is one of the largest iron ore export ports in the world and the largest in Australia. SAR analysts will be interested in the several berths used by bulk carriers for international shipments, rail networks, commodity stockpiles and a system of mangroves throughout the channel.