Lady Loretta implements efficient data capture

Lady Loretta is an underground high grade zinc, lead and silver deposit, located approximately 140 kilometres north north-west of Mount Isa, in northwest Queensland. When the site was looking for a mine production management system, Lady Loretta was a greenfields site, working within a tightly constrained start-up budget.

Challenge:

An additional person for data entry and system administration is a requirement with many mine production management systems but the technical services team was running very lean, with no capacity to employ administrative data entry clerks. In addition, the site wanted to collect and enter data only once.

Solution:

With Cubility’s MPX system, data entry is conducted directly at the point of data creation i.e. Shift bosses aggregate data for trucks and drills, operators enter directly into a computer at the paste plant, batch plant and crusher. Data entry screens have been customised to Lady Loretta naming conventions and simplified to remove extra options.

A series of automated daily emails sends out reports directly from MPX and all data feeds into other onsite systems. For example, the financial reporting system draws data directly from MPX.

Benefits:

  • Customised data entry screens make the system simple to use for field based operators.
  • Minimised data entry error due to shift bosses and operators taking control themselves.
  • No need to employ additional data entry staff.