Intermountain Mining Technology offers a multitude of mining technology solutions, including Cat MineStar Terrain. Terrain Mining Technology enables high-precision management of drilling, dragline, grading, and loading operations through the use of advanced guidance technology. It increases machine productivity and provides you real-time feedback for improved efficiency.

With powerful tools that aid in everything from drill planning and blasting to ore control and mine planning, Terrain Mining Technology enables more timely and effective fact-based management of all drilling, dragline, grading and loading operations. An in-cab display of grade and drill plans shows operators the exact position of their machine within its work zone, along with work to be done and work completed. The display also highlights avoidance zones and other information to enhance job site safety and machine efficiency. In addition, Terrain Mining Technology provides a wealth of management data, all available through a single, integrated office software system.


  • PRODUCTIVITY allows tracking and analysis of machine utilization and productivity, by machine type and by operator.
  • POSITION & MATERIAL allows high-precision machine guidance systems to share position and job status information, both on-board and in the office. It enables machine-to-machine cut and fill status sharing within grading and loading applications in real-time, or between draglines and dozers as the operation requires.
  • DATA SHARE allows Terrain to share data with other applications—such as competitive fleet management systems, data reporting systems and position monitoring systems— via an industry standard interface.
  • MULTI-SITE allows for management of multiple Terrain-equipped mine sites from a single control center.

If you’d like a tour of a customer site or a demonstration of the technology above, please contact us to set up a time with one of our Intermountain mining specialists.



Effective mining starts with accurate drilling. That means drilling every hole precisely to plan, at the proper angle and the correct depth. Cat Terrain for Drilling from Intermountain Mining Technology provides precision guidance that helps operators complete patterns accurately and productively. It pays other dividends as well, by improving safety, reducing costs, and recording data about drilled stratification to aid in planning blasts.


  • High-Precision Guidance increases hole placement and angle accuracy.
  • Collar-Height Adjustment stops over- and under-drilling on uneven ground.
  • Digital Drill Plans improve efficiency and eliminate the need to survey and mark hole locations.
  • Strata Recognition provides stratification information during drilling to optimize patterns and calculate the blast-ability index.
  • 3D Avoidance Zones keep machines out of restricted areas and away from hazards.
  • Hole Profile provides information on performance by machine, by shift and by operator.
  • Scalable Solution available for any size drill, blast-hole or articulated.


  • MAXIMIZE blasting efficiency by executing patterns more accurately.
  • CONTROL costs by achieving proper fragmentation with less explosive material.
  • ALERT operators to existing bootlegs and pipe-in-hole propel engagement.
  • MONITOR operator efficiency and machine utilization for optimized production.
  • SHARE data with other drills on the location depth and current status of each hole.
  • TRACK drill consumables for economical, planned replacement based on actual usage.
  • REDUCE wasted motion and improve production efficiency.
  • ENHANCE safety by enabling avoidance zones in hazardous areas.
  • COMMUNICATE seamlessly with Cat MineStar™ and other mine management systems.