Siyanda Bakgatla Platinum Mine (Pty) Ltd, also known as Union Mine, located in Swartklip, Limpopo Province, Republic of South Africa, is a platinum group metals producing mine. In 2018, Siyanda Resources and the Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela Joint Venture acquired the mine from Anglo American Platinum. However, the mine faced a challenge of assessing the integrity of unlined and unequipped ventilation shafts, each approximately 1,000 meters long. The solution needed to be fast, cost-effective, and safe, but due to the absence of winding or winching system at the top of the shafts, personnel could not be lowered down to conduct the assessment.
Discover how Dwyka Mining Services utilises advanced shaft scanning services for unequipped shafts, using the Emesent Hovermap ST-X LiDAR SLAM scanner, a raise cage, and a Dwyka Mining Services winch to scan depths of up to 1,300 meters.