Mine surveyors are also known as the “eyes of the miner”, since orientation in an underground mine would be pretty hard without the help of mine survey technologies, according to Sergei Mihalev, Chief Mine Surveyor at Dundee Precious Metals Chelopech EAD. Digitalisation is now widely used in mining, shattering the stereotype of men with helmets, their faces dirty with dust, digging coal. According to Mihalev, for many years now Dundee Precious Metals has distanced itself from this image, automating processes and working its way towards fuller digitalization.

Sergei Mihalev will present further details on Dundee Precious Metals’s approach to digitisation in mine surveying at MINEX Europe 2019 on 25-27 June 2019. Sergei is among the few career mining professionals who chose their career path at an early age. He studied geodesy in high school and later on took his second University degree in Mine Survey and Geodesy. Sergei started working for Dundee Precious Metals Chelopech EAD in 2010, while he was still a student at the St.Ivan Rilski University of Mining and Geology. He was promoted to Senior Surveyor in 2012 and then to Chief Mine Surveyor in 2014.