Targeting is easier than ever with Maptek capabilities for handling large datasets. Evaluating multiple prospects on the desktop helps ensure money is not wasted pursuing an uneconomic project. The data remain available and processes are fully auditable and can be revisited when conditions change.
Maptek’s latest Eureka 3 allows multi-source, historic datasets to be visualized spatially alongside survey, drill hole, geophysical and other exploration data. Multiple drill hole databases can be loaded simultaneously for viewing, correlation and modeling. Level of detail rendering allows users to easily zoom in to view areas of interest. Section and grid visualization promotes intuitive analysis of a potential resource. Full interoperability with Vulcan allows analysis, modeling, design and optimization to proceed in a seamless workflow.
Vulcan implicit modelling tools provide RBF and uncertainty modeling regimes for working with complex geological domains. Users can maximize the use of all historical, drilling and assay data to run different scenarios for efficiently assessing the potential grade and tonnage of a resource. Sub-blocking allows accurate modeling of geological contacts and boundaries and users can modify solids in freehand mode by pinching, smoothing and cutting to better represent geological interpretation.
Geo-statistical tools based on GSLIB provide diverse functions for calculating and modeling variograms, including 3D variogram maps and interactive modeling. Conditional simulation allows uncertainties in grade estimation to be quantified and analyzed, providing a picture of the robustness of the deposit. Knowing both the grade of a deposit and the likelihood that the grade estimate is correct allows for much better decision making.
At the mine planning stage, rapid pit design techniques allow evaluation of multiple parameters and scenarios to make the best decisions going forward. Underground stope optimization and the integrated Gantt scheduler allow users to perform a quick desktop study of the deposit. Flexible optimization routines are tailored to your site.
Animation, simulation and interactive 3D PDFs allow timely sharing of data between planners and management/other stakeholders to aid strategic decision making.
Geotechnical considerations can make or break a mine. Detailed I-Site laser scan data and intuitive software provide an unbeatable combination for assessing geotechnical risk. Streamlined analysis reduces the gap between data collection and geotechnical deliverables.