A mining simulator is a virtual reality experience that simulates mining operations in a mine, and gives users the illusion of working for the world’s largest mining company.
Key points:The simulator uses 3D graphics to simulate a mining operation in the heart of Queensland’s GoldfieldsIn the simulator, users can look around the mining area and observe the workers at work to get a feel for the level of difficulty involvedThe simulator is available on iOS and Android devices, and is available for $4.99US from the App Store and Google Play for $1.99.
But there’s more than one way to mine and it’s not limited to Queensland.
In the United States, the MineWatch app, developed by Google, lets users watch the activity in their home and works as a mining simulator.
The app was developed by mining simulator developer, James Maitland, who said it was designed to be a useful tool for anyone who wants to get more involved in mining.
“A lot of people have been wanting to do it for years, but it’s hard to get into it because the technology is so new,” Mr Maitlands said.
“So I wanted to make it as accessible as possible, and as affordable as possible.”
The app is available in a number of different ways, including on iOS, Android and Windows phones, but for those on iOS devices, the most basic version is free.
The MineWatch App is free, and there are several ways to use it, Mr Maysland said.
He said the app was created to be an inexpensive and easy way to get involved in the mining industry.
“It’s just a few minutes of the day, and it helps people understand the risks involved in their own life, and how to manage the risks,” Mr Skelton said.