Long term mine planning is particularly challenging at Barrick Cortez. Not only is the mine one of the world’s largest gold operations, but it comes with the added complexity of operating both above and below ground simultaneously. To ensure safety and productivity, Barrick’s geologists and engineers rely on accurate and timely data from over 280 wells and piezometers on surface, in addition to more than 100 hydrology and geotechnical instruments underground. Monitoring so many data points in the mine required the team to travel regularly to take manual readings. This was a time intensive process and could be quite difficult as many instruments were in remote locations. Barrick asked Newtrax and Mine Design Technologies to help them reduce process time while improving monitoring in real-time.