Technology Solutions for Mining

Mining Solutions

Optimize your entire mine

The combination of safety, productivity and efficiency is key to delivering a profitable return in the mining industry. We provide expert support and safety solutions to you across all mining operations, from drilling, blasting, loading, hauling and the management of materials. 

Cat MineStar

Cat® MineStar technology links machines in real-time to your management staff and delivers comprehensive, integrated and scalable solutions to provide your team the information needed to effectively manage all their operations.

Real-time information from Cat® MineStar also provides you with material tracking, equipment health monitoring and even the management of autonomous equipment systems. 

The five distinct Cat® MineStar capabilities allow you to choose how to make your mining operation more effective productive and safe.

MineStar Solutions

Cat MineStar Command


Command helps you apply the right level of automation, from operator assistance and remote control, to semi and full autonomy. This keeps your people safe, your operation efficient and your equipment running smoothly.

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Cat MineStar Fleet


Fleet analyzes operational and equipment data up and down your value chain. This allows you to run a leaner operation and improve everything from equipment scheduling and material movement to fuel monitoring and cycle times.

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Cat MineStar Terrain


Terrain gives you and your operators guidance tools and live feedback to boost utilization, reduce variability and work according to plan, so you can drill, dig, load and grade more safely, accurately and efficiently.

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Cat MineStar Detect


Detect helps you prevent collisions and increase operator confidence, keeping your people safe and reducing your costs on lost time and damaged equipment.

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Cat MineStar Health


Health delivers machine condition data for your fleet. This can help to minimize small issues before they become worse and keep your machines running as efficiently as possible.

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Airware Geospatial Drone Analytics

Drone Surveying and Analytics

Drones are transforming the way mine sites are surveyed and designed. Drone-based solutions survey with a 350X higher survey resolution and up to 50X faster than traditional methods. Depending on the jobsite complexity and reporting requirements, our drone team can capture data and imagery, automating reports for a wide range of tasks including haul road and safety analysis. We also have 24/7 cloud-based access, meaning drone information can be made available to everyone on your team.


The majority of surface mining equipment in the world comes from one manufacturer: Caterpillar. And for good reason. Cat® equipment is designed to lower cost per ton by providing productive and reliable performance no matter the application. Our product line is unmatched, with equipment for drilling, digging and cutting; loading and hauling material; and maintaining efficient mine sites.



Reducing fuel usage and generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions are two of the most prominent issues in the mining industry today. And Caterpillar is focused on doing our part to help you address this challenge.


Our underground mining team relies on close collaboration with our customers to develop equipment, and support solutions that are customized for your application. We’re focused on helping you mine safely and productively today. And we have an eye on the future, with new products, new ways of mining, and new ways to get more out of game-changers like technology and automation.


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