About Us

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Who we are

Founded in Perth, Western Australia in 2012, Minnovare is an advanced technology company that specializes in improving the accuracy, reliability and economic efficiency of industrial drilling operations, both in mining and civil engineering projects.  Our advanced drill-rig alignment hardware and data-capture software combine to deliver clients’ drill-data faster and more accurately than ever before.

 

Our flagship mining exploration/civil product, the Azimuth Aligner, is used in over 100 projects around the world to automate the alignment process; more than doubling the accuracy (+/- 0.2°) and reducing overall set-up times by up to 90%.

 

Our new Production Optimizer system is revolutionizing underground drill and blast operations by optimizing the current drilling process – substantially improving drilling accuracy, reliability and accountability. For the mine this leads to optimized designs and blasts, which in turn leads to reduced re-work, a faster stope-cycle time, reduced average dilution and increased ore recovery.

 

Minnovare’s new Client Online Reporting Engine; Minnovare CORE is an advanced data hub for your entire drilling operation.  Featuring digital drill plans and plods that sync seamlessly with existing mine planning software, Minnovare CORE allows accurate, reliable drilling data to transfer instantly throughout your operation – ready for fast, efficient data analysis and execution.

 

Minnovare has offices in Perth (Head Office), Canada and the United States, as well as distributors in South Africa, Peru and the United Kingdom.  Minnovare is a proud recipient of the WA Mining Technology Award (2014) and the AIM Pinnacle Awards for Innovation, and Emerging Business (2015).

Companies we’ve worked with:

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TESTIMONIALS

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“We didn’t redrill a hole for Azimuth being outside tolerance while we used the Azimuth Aligner®.”

Susan Marriott, Senior Project Geologist at LIGHTNING NICKEL

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“Previous hole alignments could be up to 1.5 hours; with the Azimuth Aligner® it now takes no longer than 5 minutes. Prior to the Azimuth Aligner® our surveying staff were required to set-out and drill in tens of backsight pins into the back wall. The Azimuth Aligner® negates the need for this process. Both instances have an obvious financial saving and production boost as were seen in our increased metre rates per shift”

Stuart Perazzo, Senior Exploration Geologist at NEWMONT MINING

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“The return on investment for using the Azimuth Aligner® is the efficiency it provides by reducing set up time.” 

Allan Stone, Site Supervisor, SWICK MINING SERVICES

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“The Production Optimizer system is very simple to use. Greatly improved efficiency by being able to quickly line up on a hole. Drilling accuracy has also greatly improved. 1000x better than the old system!”

John Amailon, Long-Hole Driller at NORTHERN STAR RESOURCES – POGO

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“The Production Optimizer system is way better than the old one. The new system is deadly accurate – there is no comparison! Holes can be drilled in a tight pattern without intersecting each other.

Mike Schenck, Long-Hole Driller at NORTHERN STAR RESOURCES – POGO

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“We like to partner with businesses such as Minnovare and LiveMine who not only provide industry leading technology, but take into consideration our feedback and the specific needs of our operation. This collaboration will streamline our process and eliminate duplicate information, meaning our team can have confidence to make smarter, faster decisions on data we can trust.”

Chris Davidson, Former Underground Manager at Silverlake Resources

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“In 2018, the majority of stope designs were 2.5m to 3.5m, now they are 1.5m-2.5m. This has helped us realise – AUD$59M worth of gold ounces that otherwise would have been left in the ground.”

Thao Nguyen, Senior Mining Engineer at Aeris Resources, Cracow Mine

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“The team on site have embraced the Production Optimizer, offering support for clients from training to installation and set-up. We’ve seen the significant benefits it offers not just our clients, but also for our own drilling productivity and ease of set-up.”

Andrew Ross, General Manager at PerseVerance Drilling

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“Since the implementation of the Minnovare Production Optimiser on the boom and horseshoe production drill rigs there has been a significant reduction in drill hole deviation and face time lost due to set up and collaring errors. This results in a significantly more efficient, accurate and ultimately a higher quality result for our clients. The system is operator friendly, easy to maintain and is another reliable and effective tool to have in the production drilling arsenal to ensure success in long hole stoping operations in challenging conditions.”

Bruce Caldwell, Project Manager at EMECO (PNP) Southern Cross Operations

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“I am happy to report the results to date have been excellent with our client pleased with the accuracy and improvement in rig set-up. Additionally, the training provided was first class with good feedback from our operators on how the system was delivered to them. Furthermore, the after sales service from your team was genuine shows your commitment to your costumers and in your produce.”

David Beazley, Operations Manager at BARMINCO

Our History

2012

2012

Minnovare is established in Perth, Western Australia with a vision to supply technology that delivers faster, more accurate drill data to clients – helping them improve productivity and efficiency.

2012

2012

Minnovare pioneers the development of ‘real time’ drill rig alignment technology – a world-first for the mining industry.

2012

2012

The Azimuth Aligner® (AA) is born: An industry first that enables automation of the rig alignment process – reducing rig setup times by up to 90%.

2012

2012

Minnovare expands domestically to take on Downhole Surveys and Soilmec as Australian West/East coast distributors respectively.

2012

2012

The benefits of the Azimuth Aligner (AA) are quickly realised in the Australian mining industry, with  a number of major mines utilising the new technology.

2013

2013

The benefits of the AA are quickly realised outside mining. The London Rail Tunnel Project marks the AA’s breakthrough into the civil construction industry.

2013

2013

Reputation in the global construction sector soon spreads, with the AA deployed on the Miami Port, Cross Passage Tunnel project in the United States.

2013

2013

Minnovare is awarded a contract to deploy the AA across the entire drill fleet of major Australian drilling contractor, Swick Mining Services.

2014

2014

Minnovare partners with international ground-engagement specialist Getec, as distributor for the construction industry in the US, Europe, UK and South Africa.

2014

2014

Minnovare scoops three major industry awards – the Australian Mining Technologies Award and two West Australian AIM Pinnacle Awards for innovation.

2015

2015

Adoption of the AA across the Australian mining exploration sector becomes widespread, with Minnovare holding approx. 80% market share across the APAC.

2017

2017

Minnovare extends its overseas footprint, establishing local offices in the US (Tucson) and Canada (Ontario).

2018

2018

Minnovare appoints renowned drilling solutions provider, International Directional Services (IDS), as US distributor of the Azimuth Aligner.

2018

2018

Minnovare launches its new Production Optimiser system for the mining production drilling sector; substantially improving drill & blast productivity and efficiency.

2018

2018

Minnovare CORE (Client Online Reporting Engine) is launched – delivering unparalleled drill data capture and analysis capabilities for all drilling operations.

2018

2018

Minnovare receives a company-wide re-brand to coincide with the launch of it’s new Production Optimiser system.