UAVs are providing the mining industry with significant cost and time savings over the helicopters traditionally used to get an aerial perspective. They also offer improved results and increased flexibility. 

The sky is the limit - no pun intended - when it comes to the potential applications for drones in mining. Some of the most common applications are: 

  • Mapping greenfield sites
  • Surveying mines
  • Exploring for minerals
  • Monitoring stockpile volumes
  • Tracking equipment 
  • Time-lapse photography