Rajant Corporation, a leading provider of wireless mining solutions, today announced that it will sponsor Tucson, Arizona’s chapter of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) upcoming program, ‘Goldcorp’s Peñasquito Project with Alan Hernandez, project engineer,’ to be held on 11 August 2010 at El Parador Restaurant in Tucson.

Alan Hernandez, project engineer, will be presenting along with Barry Olson, Goldcorp vice president, project development. They will discuss the Peñasquito mine located in the mining state of Zacatecas, Mexico. The region possesses flat topography and excellent proximity to roads, power, rail, skilled labor and smelters. It is a 100%-owned operation composed of two open pits: Peñasco and Chile Colorado containing gold, silver, lead and zinc. Peñasquito will be Mexico’s largest open pit mine once built.

“Rajant Corporation is pleased to host this local event for SME Tucson,” said Frank Olivieri, Rajant’s director of sales, mining. “These sessions allow local members an opportunity to stay current on industry projects and issues such as the Peñasquito mine. This will be Mexico’s largest open-pit mine once the project is completed and is clearly indicative of the vibrancy of the mining industry in Mexico.”

Those interested in attending this event should visit; select ‘Events’ and RSVP, and then click the ‘Register’ button for the event.

Rajant’s BreadCrumb wireless mesh system and the InstaMesh protocol enable mines to reliably operate all data communication over a common wireless infrastructure with no single point of failure. Each BreadCrumb node is an intelligent repeater, a wireless access point, and a wireless-to-wired bridge. Specifically designed for the harsh, rugged environments of mining and military applications, they are available in various frequency bands and can be battery or DC powered.