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Pangea Geosystems to Present at EAGCG

February 20, 2020

Pangea Geosystems will be presenting at Eastern Australian Ground Control Group (EAGCG) Meeting in Adelaide March 5-6.  The theme of the meeting is “New Technologies and Geotechnical Developments”.   Our presentation will be about new GNSS based displacement monitoring technology for open pit operations.  As a part of this talk, we will cover the latest developments in GNSS technology including considerations for integration with prism monitoring and other open pit monitoring technologies.

Seminar on Engineering Geology & Rock Mechanics

August 14, 2018

When:     Friday, 31 August 2018, 1.00pm – 5.00pm.

Where:    Holiday Inn Perth City Centre, 778-788 Hay Street, Perth WA 6000

Cost:        Free   (RSVP or Further Information)


The right tool for the job?

August 27, 2017

Slope stability radars, irrespective of manufacturer, are terrific, “as real-time as you can get” deformation monitoring tools - there is absolutely no question or argument there.

In the last couple of years, I have been very fortunate to travel to several open pit mines and attend and present at geotechnical conferences around the world. In discussions with fellow engineers and managers, it has become very apparent that many open pits now “rely on radar” in two ways: 1. Managers feel it is safe to work in the pit because “we have a radar” and, 2. Young geotechnical engineers often say “we have our radar alarms set up – we’re good!”.

But is this true? Are we now “safe” or “good”?

IDS GeoRadar offers underground monitoring solution!

July 31, 2017

IDS GeoRadar, industry leader in radar technology for slope stability monitoring in open-pit mines, has brought its expertise to the underground mining industry. HYDRA-U is a remote sensing monitoring system able to provide real time monitoring of surface deformations and management of ground hazards over large areas.

HYDRA-U provides the high-accuracy (<0.1 mm) and high resolution typical of radar technology to support geotechnical engineers in guaranteeing a safe access to working places of the complete mine structure, protect the major service openings throughout their designed duty life, and assess the performance of ground supports

Pilbara's placement oversubscribed

June 19, 2017

PERTH – Lithium developer Pilbara Minerals has successfully raised A$80-million in a share placement to help fund the construction of its Pilgangoora lithium/tantalum project, in Western Australia.

The company on Monday said that it had received firm commitments from institutional and sophisticated investors to raise A$53-million through the share placement, with the shares priced at 35c each.

Copper production growth to accelerate to 2021

June 19, 2017

Global copper production growth will be supported by key markets with low operating costs and strong project pipelines in the next four years, according to research firm BMI’s copper outlook report, released Monday. 

Global copper mine production, supported by markets and low operating costs, is forecast to increase by an average yearly rate of 4.1% between 2017 and 2021, as many major projects come on line.

Leica Introduce Imagery & Live Video Streaming to Monitoring Solution

June 13, 2017

Leica Geosystems, industry leader in measurement technology, announced today Leica GeoMoS Imaging, a monitoring technology that provides visual information for site documentation, inspection and detection from remote access.

With GeoMoS Imaging, an image based extension to the existing GeoMoS monitoring solution, users can continuously stay up-to-date on their monitoring project and make the best decision quickly and easily. The remote monitoring of a site can now become simpler; the live view enables users to observe and record areas of interest, and the joystick functionality allows direct access to the total station and remote operation from the convenience of the desk. Professionals can now increase their productivity and reduce their time in the field.

New prism range launched!

March 31, 2017

Do you require high quality low, cost prisms as a consumable item for your deformation monitoring program? Pangea has the solution for you........

  • 2 arc second accuracy (2" beam deviation)

  • Copper coated

  • Individually tested and certified (Paperwork for each test supplied)

  • Competitive pricing guaranteed

Field tests demonstrate the importance of prism quality.

November 20, 2016

With such a large variety of prisms available on the market these days, we ran some tests in the field across several different brands to determine what those differences actually mean to the end user in a "real world" environment and what features to look for in a prism to ensure you get good "bang for your buck".

In this case, we were particularly focused on long range ATR measurements using 64mm single circular monitoring prisms to simulate a typical mining environment where a strong signal return strength is paramount to the ability of the total station to find and measure a single monitoring prism.

What our testing revealed may help you to determine which prisms are right for your project. How much difference does 2", 5" or 7+" arc second accuracy make and do copper or silver lens coatings really work? Click below to see the results of our field testing and decide for yourselves...

Intergeo 2016 - Hamburg

October 10, 2016

Pangea Geosystems are currently visiting Hamburg for this years Intergeo event and it promises to be as big, if not bigger than ever.

While the event is not as widely known here in Australia as it is in other parts of the world, it is one of the largest events worldwide for Geospatial professionals and the range of products on display at the exhibition is gob smacking.

Pangea Geosystems is attending the event to soak up all the amazing technology on offer around the world and maybe even find a product or two that could be used or adapted for use in the Australasian region.

IDS sell it's GeoRadar Division to Hexagon.

June 14, 2016

IDS has completed the sale of its GeoRadar division to Leica Geosystems AG, part of Hexagon AB. The GeoRadar division’s role within IDS was to design, manufacture and market IDS’s civil interferometric and ground penetrating radar systems. IDS first started investigating and developing GPR technologies in 1991. In 1997 IDS launched the RIS MF, the first multi-channel, multi-frequency GPR dedicated to underground mapping. The introduction of the first completely digital radar control unit followed in 2004 and then in 2006 IDS introduced its first interferometric radar for slope and structure monitoring. IDS GeoRadar is now one of the three leading manufacturers of GPR equipment in the world and hence the IDS mission, to create innovative new technologies in niche areas and to then develop them through to maturity, has been fulfilled.

For clients of IDS GeoRadar, they will benefit from being able to access more complete solutions that also integrate the technology of Leica Geosystems and to also access the large worldwide support infrastructure of Leica Geosystems and Hexagon. The new ownership enables the GeoRadar offerings to step up a level in market presence, both in regards to market penetration and in the range of solutions.

Hexagon have posted the following information regarding the transaction on their website here

Pangea Geosystems at work in Laos.

May 22, 2016

Pangea Geosystems has recently finished commissioning a Leica GeoMoS driven prism monitoring system across two mine sites in Laos that are operated by PanAust namely, the Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation and the Ban Houaxyai Gold-Silver Operation.

The Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation is located within PanAust's Phu Bia Mining Contract Area in Laos approximately 140 kilometres from the capital city, Vientiane. Phu Kham is PanAust's flagship operation.

The Operation comprises an open-pit mine feeding ore to a process plant with recovery of copper and precious metals into a saleable concentrate using conventional flotation technology. The concentrate contains between 23 and 25 per cent copper, 9 grams per tonne (g/t) gold and up to 60g/t silver.

The award-winning Ban Houayxai Gold-Silver Operation is located approximately 25 kilometres west of Phu Kham and comprises an open-pit mine feeding ore to a conventional 4 million tonnes per annum carbon in leach (CIL) process plant.

Excellent production and cost performances were achieved at Ban Houayxai for the full 2015 year with new annual records set for gold and silver production as well as costs.

An existing Trimble T4D prism monitoring system was already in place at each site utilising a single Trimble S8 total station at each operation however the decision was made to migrate the existing systems over to Leica GeoMoS whilst expanding coverage at both sites by adding an additional automated Leica TM50 total station to each of the operations.


Although the Trimble T4D software and the S8 total stations were replaced with Leica solutions, Pangea Geosystems was able to utilise some of the existing equipment in order to keep the costs associated with changing to Leica to a minimum.


Future growth at these operations is anticipated and Pangea Geosystems looks forward to working with PanAust to continue to deliver world class monitoring solutions as these projects evolve.  

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