September 2, 2014 – Winnemucca, NV: Barrick Gold Inc. has recently purchased and deployed their first uGPS Rapid Mapper™ unit at the Turquoise Ridge Mine. The unit will be used by their surveying team, under the supervision of the Technical Services department.
This new and exciting product is the first of its kind, offering 3D point cloud data acquisition from a mobile platform. The uGPS Rapid Mapper™ product, developed by Peck Tech Consulting Ltd., is expected to be used for a variety of applications, such as long distance open-loop mapping, shotcrete thickness measurements, volume calculations, rapid development pick-ups, and eventually shaft scanning. Members of Peck Tech’s technical team were on site to support the initial deployment, and also to provide hands-on training to Turquoise Ridge surveyors and engineers.