Drones have become an invaluable set of eyes at Rio Tinto Kennecott’s Bingham Canyon Mine, providing real-time 3-D mapping, equipment inspections and surveillance of slopes, crests and walls.

"The potential we can unlock with these is only limited by the imagination," said David van Hees, drone programmes lead at Kennecott.

See how Kennecott’s team of 20 certified drone pilots are using the technology to improve safety and efficiency.

This news story first appeared on KSL.com