Essential Insight for Smarter Decisions Throughout the Mining Lifecycle

MineScope™ provides remote, satellite-derived intelligence to help mining companies, specialists and consultants make smarter geological, geotechnical and safety-related decisions throughout the mining lifecycle.

MineScope consists of a comprehensive suite of data solutions that improve exploration efficiency and situational awareness by helping to reduce risk during the planning, auditing and monitoring of mine operations. For exploration activities, mineral mapping expertise from NPA Satellite Mapping identifies potential mineral reserves prior to field-based reconnaissance and validation, saving significant time and risk in the earliest stages of a mining project. For ‘pit-to-port’ operations, clients benefit from the widest range of satellite imagery and topographic data available today, as well as unique intelligence to help them audit their operations including pit and stockpile volume calculations, tailings parameters, and assess evolving risks with ground deformation and slope stability (InSAR) measurements.

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MineScope ground stability (InSAR) measurements showing precursor deformation (red) associated with the Cadia mine tailings failure that occurred on 9th April 2018. Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2018. Image © CGG 2019

Unique Portfolio of Capabilities:

  • Mineral mapping: Remote and cost-effective identification of mineral assemblages that may indicate metallurgenic ores
  • Satellite imagery: Improved situational awareness from the widest choice of multi-mission optical satellite imagery
  • Topography: Detailed topographic mapping over wide areas at high resolution
  • Volumes: Audit tailings, waste and stock-pile volumes for your operations
  • Tailings profiling: Track evolving tailings management parameters (e.g. beaches, freeboard, water) using high-resolution imagery
  • Slope stability & Ground deformation: Precisely map and monitor the stability of mine caverns, pits, tailings, infrastructure and geohazards.


  • Unbiased advice on the most suitable satellite imagery for your project
  • Single access-point for all MineScope data solutions
  • Timely access to consistent and complementary data sets
  • Improve efficiency, situational awareness and safety throughout the mining lifecycle
  • Reveal, target and monitor precursor ground deformation related to hazards

With over 40 years' experience in providing satellite-derived intelligence to mining sector, trust NPA Satellite Mapping to help you explore with greater efficiency, improve situational awareness and prepare for the unexpected.

Contact us to ‘dig deeper’ into how MineScope can help you:

Banner Image: MineScope satellite-derived topographic data across an open-pit mine and tailings storage facility. Includes material © KARI 2018 Distribution (SI Imaging Services, Republic of Korea), all rights reserved. Image © CGG 2019.

GeoConsulting - Satellite Imagery

Satellite Imagery

Expert, independent advice on the most appropriate satellite imagery (optical, radar) and elevation data products.

GeoConsulting - Surface Deformation InSAR

Surface Deformation (InSAR)

Precise, remote monitoring of surface deformation for geohazard delineation and production monitoring for onshore fields.
GeoConsulting - Terrain Characterization

Terrain Characterization

Near-surface ground characterization using remotely sensed data to support and enhance onshore seismic acquisition and processing.