PERTH, AUSTRALIA and LONDON, UK – Leading provider of intuitive software solutions and services to the global exploration and mining industry, MICROMINE, is pleased to announce its success in the Mining Magazine Awards. MICROMINE won the Mine Planning / Resource Modelling Software category, with its premier mine planning, control and management reporting system, Pitram.

Pitram helps increase managerial control over mine site operations and drive continuous improvements through integrated reporting, planning and production optimisation, resulting in increased productivity and cost efficiencies. Pitram has been implemented within more underground operations worldwide than all competitor products combined.

The annual awards acknowledge companies who have made an outstanding contribution to improving mining industry standards through ground-breaking technologies and products. Winners across 12 categories are selected by public online voting. Pitram was recognised by readers of Mining Magazine for leveraging advanced technologies and for its successful implementation within the Kupol Gold Mine in Russia, which established the first live underground mine control system in CIS countries.

Carly Lovejoy, Editor of Mining Magazine, comments “On behalf of the team at Mining Magazine, I would like to congratulate MICROMINE on their 2012 awards win. The Mining Magazine awards are highly competitive and there were a lot of great products nominated in the Mine Planning / Resource Modelling category. The fact that our readers chose Pitram speaks volumes for its reliability, ease-of-use and the results that it delivers.”

Quentin Lewis, Pitram Product Manager, adds “We are very pleased to be honoured in this prestigious awards programme, which recognises our continuous efforts to deliver the most innovative and advantageous technological products to the international mining community. MICROMINE prioritises research and development (R&D), dedicating 30% of annual revenue to R&D to drive unrivalled technical innovation for the benefit of improved mine design and control.”

Mr Lewis continues “This recognition validates Pitram’s global leadership role in leveraging the development and application of underground wireless communications systems, automated underground mining and automated production control.”

This is the second time that Pitram has succeeded in this category, having first won the award in 2009. The 2012 award winners can be seen in a special supplement within the January / February 2013 issue of Mining Magazine.


With over 12,000 clients in more than 90 countries, MICROMINE is a leading provider of intuitive software solutions for the entire mining process.

MICROMINE understands the software and consultancy needs of exploration and mining operations around the world. Located in 21 of the world’s major mineral producing capitals, our team is close to your operation. This means MICROMINE can provide local support and services in your language and time zone.

MICROMINE’s intuitive solutions are delivered by a team of specialists who understand the software and how it can be integrated into an operation for maximum results.

For further information:

Kate Donaldson
Corporate Marketing Executive
P: +61 (0)8 9423 9000 | F: +61 (0)8 9423 9001

Jacine Crittenden
Marketing Manager - EMEA
P: +44 (0)203 176 0080 | F: +44 (0)203 176 0082