DataCloud Launches Real-Time Geoscience Technology Platform that Enables Substantial Improvements in Mining Productivity and Profitability

MinePortal™ is a cloud-based “Earth Model” platform providing real-time management and analysis of drill data, geologic models, rock properties, and ore/waste boundaries

May 29, 2018 – Seattle, WA –DataCloud, the leading real-time geoscience technology company serving the global mining industry, today launched MinePortal™, a cloud-based “Earth Model” platform for real-time management and analysis of rock data that enables mining companies to dramatically improve productivity while increasing profitability.

With the new MinePortal™ platform, mine operators can now process massive volumes of drilling and geosciences data to create actionable insights that produce dramatic improvements in ore body delineation and fragmentation. And by analyzing all of this critical rock data in real-time, mine operators can make better, faster drilling and blasting decisions that materially improve productivity, and ultimately strengthen profitability.

“Technology really does change everything, especially in the global mining industry, which historically has been comparatively slow in adopting innovative new tech solutions,” said Thor Kallestad, CEO and Co-Founder of DataCloud. “By harnessing major technological breakthroughs such as advanced IoT sensors, artificial intelligence and cloud computing to automate workflows, DataCloud’s industry-leading MinePortal™ platform is ushering in an exciting new era of productivity and margin growth for mine operators worldwide.”

Kallestad continued: “This is a game-changer for mine operators. The real-time geosciences technology in MinePortal™ is fundamentally transforming how mining companies can master the subsurface and generate significantly better operational results. These enhanced operational and business results include improved drill and blast outcomes, increased mill throughput, and reduced processing costs per ton.”

In addition to its best-in-class rock visualization and real-time data processing and analytics capabilities, the SaaS-based MinePortal™ platform provides the following:

  • Normalized Mechanical Specific Energy (MSE) calculations in real-time that can be seamlessly exported to blast planning software.
  • Next-bench-down predictions powered by machine learning, providing hardness and grade maps before blast hole drilling.
  • MSE-to-Mill tracking that optimizes powder factors by correlating MSE in a muck pile location to the amount of energy required to crush that same volume of rock in the mi ll.

The MinePortal™ platform can integrate all DataCloud technology solutions, including the new RHINO™ seismic while drilling (SWD) sensors, and DigitalGeology™, the company’s turnkey rock image processing and interpretation suite.

About DataCloud

Founded in 2016, DataCloud builds real-time geoscience technology solutions that help mining companies worldwide to master the subsurface so they can transform their economics and own the future. DataCloud’s proven products and solutions leverage advanced sensors, artificial intelligence, and the cloud to enable mine operators to make better, more profitable decisions – faster. Our SaaS-based technology platform allows operators to conduct the cleanest, most efficient mineral extraction possible, leading to dramatically improved mine productivity and greater profitability. DataCloud is committed to helping mining companies lessen their environmental impact, while improving compliance and increasing safety. Based in Seattle, WA and Palo Alto, CA, DataCloud is backed by leading investors. For more information, visit

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