Quartz sand is the most important raw material for the glass industry. The Biala Góra mine in Poland is Europe’s biggest source of this extremely fine-grained type of sand. It’s important to know exactly how much of it is produced, and to map the shape of the mine as it evolves. To do this, its specialists have taken to the sky.
Biala Góra (White Mountain) is owned by the Quarzwerke Group, a company that has been producing high-grade raw materials for more than 135 years. Throughout its long history, the company has always adopted new technology to work efficiently. For this project, the team chose to work together with land surveying experts, Geograd, as the sand mine covers a staggering 2.6 square kilometers.