Metals & Minerals Traders

Anticipate changes in
mine supply with the
Kayrros Mine Supply Tracker

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In
the press

Mining activity

is an important indicator of future supply, but mining companies only provide aggregated data on a quarterly basis, and with a significant time lag. In fact, supply is often the least transparent part of the market, particularly in jurisdictions where official statistics are lacking.

Benefits

Accuracy
Make informed decisions based on data rather than surveys and hearsay

Insight
Gain visibility on opencast mines around the world

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Timely
Identify periods of over or undersupply ahead of the market

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Technology

Kayrros Supply Tracker uses SAR technology to identify changes in a designated area between two measurements. Changes may signal a pit that became deeper, a stockpile that grew taller, or a truck that drove away. A change index is calculated across the active area of the mine to provide a time series of mining activity.

Source: Kayrros Analysis

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The Supply Tracker

 relies on synthetic aperture radar (SAR) technology to identify changes in a designated area in the period between two measurements

A change may signal a pit that became deeper, a stockpile that grew taller, a truck that drove away or a newly arrived shovel. A change index is calculated across the active area of the mine, thus providing a time series of mining activity.

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Monitor

Opencase mine sites anywhere in the world

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Frequency

12-day revisits regardless of local weather

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Resolution

Spatial resolution of 3x3m

Use case

The Mine Supply Tracker monitors activity at a copper mine in Chile

Optical and radar images of Escondida copper mine in Chile

Dark areas on the coherence maps indicate important changes between two dates; light color indicates limited change.

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Source: Google Earth, Sentinel 1, Kayrros