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Hexagon Mining delivers affordable exploration
Thursday, January 07, 2016
Hexagon Mining has released the new License to Explore package, a software suite enabling high-quality mineral resources data for mining operations. License to Explore recognises the need to optimise drilling campaigns while respecting tight budgets. read more »
Maptek teamwork and dedication key to safe rescue mission
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Teamwork, dedication and a commitment to safe practices were key ingredients in the ultimate success of the 2010 San José mine rescue. Maptek is proud to have been part of the monumental effort which culminated on October 14 when all 33 miners were safely above ground. read more »
RPM launches new mining simulation software
Friday, September 11, 2015
RungePincockMinarco (RPM) announces the release of its latest equipment simulation software for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). read more »
Laser mapping system allows Australian gold operation to accurately measure wall movement at depth
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Consolidated Mining & Civil Pty Ltd (CMC) has acquired a Maptek Sentry monitoring system, primarily for use at Havilah Resources Limited’s Portia gold mine in South Australia. The Sentry solution is an active monitoring system for tracking movement and notifying stakeholders about potentially unsafe areas of an open pit operation. read more »
MICROMINE recognised at Top Engineering Awards
Monday, October 06, 2014
Leading provider of intuitive software solutions and services to the mining industry, MICROMINE, has been honored for a fourth consecutive year at the Top Engineering Awards. read more »
Vulcan guides exploration best practice
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Exploration best practices should aim to reduce the resource risk prior to significant capital investment. For the geothermal energy industry, the high cost of proving the resource is a key challenge. Understanding subsurface geological structures is critical for planning drilling programs and developing a new geothermal area. read more »
BlastLogic addresses the drill and blast challenge
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Maptek BlasLogic enhances safety and productivity and allows operations to achieve continuous improvement by integrating drill and blast routines. read more »
Real-time mapping technology to transform mining industry, says visiting expert
Thursday, April 03, 2014
One of the world’s leading mining geospatial experts is in Australia to advise resources companies on how cutting-edge mapping technology could change the future of the industry. read more »
New Equipments and Technologies for Open Pit Mines Surveys
Monday, March 03, 2014
CAM2 (group of FARO Technologies, Inc.) & Gexcel present the Italian event “New equipments and technologies for open pit mines survey” in order to show the benefits coming from the new hardware and software technologies and from the integration between laser scanner and GNSS/Total station data. read more »
Maptek now owns 50% of UAV mapping company
Monday, February 24, 2014
3D mining software firm Maptek Pty Ltd. said Wednesday it now owns 50 percent of startup DroneMetrex Pty Ltd., maker of the TopoDrone-100, an aerial, mapping system that captures digital imagery with an elevation accuracy of 25 millimeters to use as survey data for creating digital terrain models (DTM). read more »
Sudbury software company provides real-time mine safety data
Monday, February 10, 2014
Northern Ontario mining operations could become more efficient and safe thanks to an improved solution developed by a Sudbury-based software company. Symboticware received a $100,000 grant from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation to develop an improved version of its SymView software read more »
RungePincockMinarco enters into Mongolian mining software agreement
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Australian mining software firm RungePincockMinarco has entered into a distribution agreement that will open up Mongolia to the company. read more »
MICROMINE Completes Stage One of Pitram Automated Data Collection Project at Diavik Diamond Mine
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Leading provider of intuitive software solutions and services to the global exploration and mining industry, MICROMINE, is pleased to announce the completion of Stage One of the Pitram Automated Data Collection Project at the Diavik Diamond Mine. read more »
The First Fully Integrated Enterprise Financial Modelling Product Specifically Targeted at the Mining Industry
Thursday, May 30, 2013
RungePincockMinarco (RPM) has today launched the first fully integrated EFM application specifically built for the mining industry, XERAS for Enterprise ™. read more »
MICROMINE Launches Geobank 2013 and Micromine 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
MICROMINE is pleased to announce the general release of Geobank 2013 and Micromine 2013, the latest versions of the company’s leading geological data management and exploration and mine design solutions. read more »
MICROMINE to Showcase New Software Releases at Austmine 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
MICROMINE is set to showcase its world-class exploration and mining software solutions and services at the Austmine International Exhibition and Convention, which is being held 20 - 23 May 2013 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Western Australia. read more »
China-Based Mine Buys Software for Its Copper/Gold Mining Project
Friday, May 10, 2013
Mining software and simulation company CAE Mining has sold the latest version of CAE Studio 5D Planner to China Gold. CAE Studio 5D Planner, CAE Mining’s technical software solution for mine planning, will be used at the China Gold-owned Jiama copper/polymetallic mine, in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. read more »
MICROMINE Wins Top Industry Accolade for Pitram
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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 read more »
Metso strengthens plant optimization services by acquiring U.S. software company ExperTune Inc.
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Metso has acquired U.S. software company ExperTune Inc. ExperTune's products are widely used as software tools to analyze and monitor the performance of industrial processes and to identify associated maintenance and improvement opportunities. read more »
New Classroom for Software Training at Mongolia University of Science and Technology
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
RungePincockMinarco (RPM) has opened a software classroom for mining engineering students at the Mining School at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST). read more »
Xstract Provides New Free Software for Exploration and Mining
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Xstract has produced a free and open-source mining database and software package called XODB (Xstract Open Database) to support better quality of information in the mining industry, and make exploration software more available to smaller mining and exploration companies. read more »
JKTech a Finalist in the 2012 Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
JKTech was announced as one of three finalists in the Information and Communications Technology category at the 2012 Premier of Queensland's Export Awards held on November 8. read more »
MICROMINE Launches Ground-Breaking Field Logging Solution
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
MICROMINE has launched its latest Geological field logging solution, Geobank Mobile, to the market. This ground-breaking field logging solution enables geological field data to be more confidently collected and manipulated. read more »
Maptek Vulcan™ provides ‘competitive advantage’ for university students
Monday, October 15, 2012
The University of Zacatecas, Mexico, recently benefited from a donation of 20 Maptek Vulcan licences. Key personnel in the Department of Engineering and Earth Sciences received training immediately after their licences were delivered on September 17. read more »
MICROMINE Named Innovator of the Year in Russia
Monday, October 15, 2012
Leading provider of intuitive software solutions to the mining and exploration industry, MICROMINE has been announced as “Innovator of the Year” at the 2012 Russian Mining Excellence Awards. read more »
MICROMINE implements Pitram at Gold Fields' Damang
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
MICROMINE, is pleased to announce the successful implementation of Pitram Optimum at Gold Fields’ Damang gold mine in Ghana. Pitram, MICROMINE’s mine control and management reporting solution, will help the operation increase production, reduce costs, and improve safety and business intelligence capabilities. read more »
MICROMINE Advise on Coal Data Standard Project
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Leading provider of intuitive software solutions to the mining and exploration industry, MICROMINE has once again positioned itself at the forefront of technical geological development. read more »
Delivering on Clean Energy
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Opening the Maptek™ 2012 Users Conference last month, keynote speaker Gus Nathan said that integrating existing technologies can quickly bring innovative solutions to sectors such as mining. read more »
Professor Gus Nathan Opens Maptek Mining Technology Conference
Monday, May 28, 2012
Professor Gus Nathan applauds home grown innovation in the energy sector, especially miners who are increasingly concerned with both supply and consumption of energy. read more »
MICROMINE to launch new Managed Services Solution at PDAC 2012
Friday, March 02, 2012
Next week at PDAC in Toronto, MICROMINE will be launching its new Managed Services solution, which forms part of the Geobank data management solution. read more »
USGS Data - Global Multi-resolution Terrain Elevation Data 2010 (GMTED2010)
Thursday, December 01, 2011
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) have collaborated on the development of a notably enhanced global elevation model named the Global Multi-resolution Terrain Elevation Data 2010 (GMTED2010) that replaces GTOPO30 as the elevation dataset of choice for global and continental scale applications. read more »
MICROMINE Launches Micromine 2011
Monday, August 08, 2011
MICROMINE is pleased to announce the general release of Micromine 2011, the latest version of its flagship exploration and mine modelling solution. read more »
MICROMINE to Implement Pitram Optimum at Gold Fields’ Damang
Friday, May 27, 2011
MICROMINE has been selected by Gold Fields Limited to implement its mine control and management reporting solution, Pitram Optimum, at the Damang Gold Mine in Ghana. read more »
EROS Image Gallery
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Tri-Decadal Global Landsat Orthorectified States ... read more »
MICROMINE opens an office in Denver, Colorado
Friday, May 06, 2011
MICROMINE today announced the opening of a new regional office in Denver, Colorado. This strategic expansion will strengthen the company’s presence within North America, and provide new and existing clients increased software support and services. read more »
Esri and DOI Introduce Landsat Data for the World
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Working in close collaboration with the US Department of the Interior (DOI), Esri is pleased to announce the release of Landsat image services. These provide access to almost four decades' worth of Global Land Survey (GLS) Landsat data developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and DOI's US Geological Survey. read more »
Schlumberger Water Services Launches Diver-Office Premium v.2011.1
Friday, March 04, 2011
Schlumberger Water Services (SWS) today announced the release of Diver-Office Premium* v.2011.1 comprehensive groundwater monitoring software. read more »
California Earthquake Fault Zone Maps
Thursday, February 10, 2011
The index map identifies all Official Maps of Earthquake Fault Zones delineated by the California Geological Survey through December 2010 under the Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning Act. Individual Earthquake Fault Zone Maps can be viewed on screen. Digital image files (pdf) and Geographic Information System files (GIS) of individual maps can be downloaded by selecting a specific quadrangle map. read more »
Monday, February 07, 2011
GeoVisionary is the result of a collaboration between Virtalis and the British Geological Survey. Combining a powerful data engine with a virtual geological toolkit enables geoscientists to visualise, analyse and share large datasets seamlessly in an immersive, real time environment.  read more »
Micromine Awarded for its Export Achievements
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Micromine was named the winner of the Information and Communication Export Award at the 2010 WA Industry and Export Awards ceremony, held Friday 22 October at the Hyatt Regency. read more »
Cayeli Mine Selects Micromine’s Mining Software Solution PITRAM
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Leading software and solutions provider, Micromine, has been contracted by Cayeli Bakir Isletmeleri, a subsidiary of Inmet Mining, to supply and install its mine production control solution, PITRAM, at Cayeli Mine in Turkey. read more »
Gemcom Unveils Latest Innovations in Automated Underground Design for Gemcom Surpac
Monday, October 04, 2010
Gemcom Software International Inc. today announced it has released an updated version of its Advanced Underground Design module for its Gemcom Surpac geology and mine planning software. read more »
Gemcom Delivers New Mine Scheduling Capabilities with Release of Gemcom MineSched 7.0
Monday, October 04, 2010
Gemcom Software International Inc. today announced it has released Gemcom MineSched™ 7.0, the latest version of its next generation scheduling software for surface and underground mines of all types and sizes. read more »
Goce satellite views Earth's gravity in high definition
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
It is one of the most exquisite views we have ever had of the Earth. This colourful new map traces the subtle but all pervasive influence the pull of gravity has across the globe. Known as a geoid, it essentially defines where the level surface is on our planet; it tells us which way is "up" and which way is "down".  read more »
Gemcom Courses CPD Ensorsed by Geological Society of London
Monday, June 28, 2010
Gemcom Software International Inc. today announced that the Geological Society of London has issued Continuing Professional Development endorsements for training courses for its geology and mine planning software systems. read more »
Micromine Participates in MLR China Educational Seminar
Monday, June 14, 2010
The Ministry of Lands and Resources of China (MLR) are hosting a Resources Estimation seminar in Beijing in July 2010, that will include Micromine and Mr Mohan Srivastava. read more »
Sandvik and Gemcom Announce Collaboration Agreement on Technology for Underground Mining
Monday, June 14, 2010
Gemcom Software International Inc. today announced that they have signed a Collaboration Agreement with Sandvik Mining and Construction to develop a system and interface for monitoring underground mobile mining equipment.  read more »
Maxwell GeoServices Releases New Coal Database
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Maxwell GeoServices is pleased to announce the released of our specialised coal database. The Maxwell Coal Data Schema (CDS) was developed in conjunction with coal producers and our own coal industry specialist read more »
Fortescue Metals Group Use LeaseControl to Manage Tenements
Monday, May 31, 2010
Due to the rapid rate of growth in their Western Australian operations, in 2006 FMG made the decision to purchase LeaseControl to manage their tenements and stay on top of their increasing lease management. read more »
Mongolian Government Honours Micromine with Prestigious Certification
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
This week’s announcement that Micromine has received Certification from the Mongolian Government as a Company authorised to conduct feasibility standard studies in Mongolia, adds to Micromine’s position as a leading provider of mining consulting services in the Asia Pacific region. read more »
Micromine & BNA Partner with University of São Paulo
Monday, March 29, 2010
This week Micromine’s Brazil Partner, BNA Consultoria e Sistemas Ltda (BNA) signed an Academic Licence Agreement with the Department of Mining and Petroleum Engineering of University of São Paulo read more »
Geosoft announces 2010 software releases
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Canadian geoscience software company Geosoft has now announced the availability of its 2010 Software Release for geoscientists and exploration professionals. The release includes a number of claimed important advancements that improve access to data and information, make mapping and reporting tasks more efficient, and expand 3D subsurface capabilities. read more »
MICROMINE 2010 Unveiled to Market
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
This week Micromine announces the release of MICROMINE 2010, the latest version of its leading geological exploration and mining software. read more »
B.C. Geological Survey E-newsletter
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Four new publications: Open File 2010-04, Open File 2010-05, Geofile 2010-06, Information Circular 2010-02 ... read more »
Computing in Mining/Geotechnical Engineering
Thursday, January 21, 2010
The enormous advances in computational hardware and software resources over the last 15 years resulted in the development, of new, nonconventional data-processing and simulation methods. read more »
Mine optimization
Monday, December 07, 2009
Big savings can be made on the bottom line. As companies get back to basics after the global financial crisis, mine and project planning return to the fore.  read more »
Maptek I-Site Studio 3.3 - Greater Efficiency for Survey Scan Data Modelling
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Surveyors will gain further efficiencies with Maptek's latest software release. Improvements to the I-Site Studio 3.3 laser scan modelling software are designed to streamline routine mine surveying tasks. read more »
Micromine Wins Inaugural Austmine Craig Senger Top Exporter Award
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Micromine has won the inaugural Austmine Craig Senger Top Exporter Award at a gala dinner held as part of the Austmine 2009 Conference in Adelaide. read more »
PITRAM Adds Value in Tough Economic Climate
Monday, November 16, 2009
Despite operating in an increasingly challenging economic environment, Micromine Pty Ltd has emerged as one of the few mining and exploration software providers still investing considerably in Research and Development read more »
Micromine’s PITRAM3 Awarded as Top Mining Solution
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Micromine has been honoured at this year's Mining Magazine 2009 Awards, in recognition of their PITRAM3 mine planning and control solution. read more »
Micromine Awarded for Excellence in Engineering
Monday, October 05, 2009
Micromine, the leading provider of innovative software solutions and services to the mining and exploration industry, has added another award to their expanding list of accolades at the 2009 WA Industry and Export Awards. read more »
Cost breaking
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Fragmentation within the mine is often overlooked as a critical element in the process and can be used to provide essential process control information. SPLIT digital fragmentation technology has been available for some time, with applications from the mine with post-blast analysis at the muck pile face through to the mechanical comminution circuit with ... read more »
Gemcom Announces New Human Logistics Product
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Gemcom Software International Inc. today announced that it has incorporated a new Human Logistics product into its award-winning Gemcom InSite operational performance management product line. read more »
Latest Version of Gemcom Whittle Delivers Capabilities Required to Develop More Robust Mine Plans
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Gemcom Software International Inc. today announced that it has released Gemcom Whittle(tm) 4.3, the latest version of its industry leading strategic mine planning software for open pit mines. read more »
Gemcom Delivers End-to-End Software Solution for Coal and Other Stratified Deposits with Release of Gemcom Minex 6.0
Monday, August 31, 2009
Gemcom Software International Inc. today announced the release of Gemcom Minex(TM) 6.0, the only integrated end-to-end mining software specifically designed for coal and other stratified deposits such as lignite, phosphate, bauxite, iron ore, and platinum. read more »
EDEM 2.0: Setting the benchmark for Particle Simulation
Thursday, May 07, 2009
DEM Solutions today announce the latest release of EDEM, primed to set the benchmark in particle simulation modeling software. read more »
Geomorphic Reclamation of Uranium Mill Tailings
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Review of a paper on the use of a computer code to design and construct reclamation works for abondoned uranium mill tailings piles in Wyoming. read more »
Carlson Natural Regrade For Sustainable Reclamation
Thursday, February 12, 2009
The state of New Mexico's Abandoned Mine Land Program recently announced that they awarded a state contract to Water and Earth Technologies Inc. of Fort Collins, Colo., to identify methods to protect the public and environment from hazards posed by abandoned coal mines at Vermejo Park Ranch. read more »
Carlson Natural Regrade Wins INTERMAT Silver Innovation Award
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Intermat officials recently announced that Carlson Software's Natural Regrade land reclamation software won a Silver Award in the Services Category of their Innovation Awards. read more »
Senior Mincom Executive Joins Gemcom as Mining Industry Seeks Solutions to Improve Efficiency and Control Costs
Monday, January 26, 2009
Gemcom Software International Inc. today announced that Allen D. Vaughn has joined the Company as executive vice president of its enterprise business unit.
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Turnpoint Solutions Joins Mainpac Partner Program To Provide North American EAM Services
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Turnpoint Solutions, LLC announced today that it has partnered with Mainpac to provide consulting, systems implementation and integration services for Mainpac customers in the North American marketplace. read more »
Micromine Awarded for Industry Excellence
Monday, November 10, 2008
Micromine has recently been recognised and awarded at the Western Australian Industry & Export Awards, and by Business Review Weekly (BRW) and Australian Mining. read more »
Benetech Speeds up Simulation Times with Investment in EDEM
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
DEM Solutions announced today that Benetech, Inc. is implementing a perpetual license for the use of DEM Solutions’ EDEM modeling software. read more »
FLSmidth Invest in EDEM Software
Friday, October 17, 2008
DEM Solutions is pleased to announce that FLSmidth has invested in EDEM software to simulate bulk handling and production processes during the design stage of product development and general research. read more »
Blasting and Fragmentation Software from Blastware
Monday, September 29, 2008
From Blastware comes new software to simulate the charge delay times involved in blasting. read more »
New From Carlson Software: Carlson Mine Financials
Monday, September 22, 2008
Carlson Mine Financials from Carlson Software enables scheduling and tracking of all mining resources and activities – work crews, in-use and non-assigned equipment, supplies, fuel, labor and miscellaneous costs – to determine the most cost effective and efficient ways to achieve desired results. read more »
Turnpoint Solutions Launches EAM Consulting Services
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Turnpoint Solutions announced today that it recently appointed Mark Dees as Vice President of Business Development, underscoring Turnpoint’s recent expansion of EAM consulting services for additional markets.  read more »
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Here is a link to a fascinating site from Brazil. I refer to Infomimet which describes itself as an “important information source for the mining, mineral and metallurgical sectors in the context of sustainable development.” read more »
Protection Engineering Consultants Chooses DEM Solutions EDEM Software to Model Alternative Runway Arresting Beds
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
DEM Solutions is pleased to announce that Protection Engineering Consultants has chosen to add DEM Solutions’ EDEM software to software solutions used in their multi-hazard assessment and protective design consulting work. read more »
Hecla Mining Company selects Micromine’s mine control and information system PITRAM and DOME to record and manage operations in real-time
Friday, July 18, 2008
Micromine today revealed details of the mine production control and management system PITRAM and DOME that has been implemented at Hecla Mining Company's Greens Creek mine. read more »
Consultants' Blogs
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Boarding a flight to Fort McMurray, a fellow consultant asked my opinion about what he called “Consultant Blogs.” Here are my ideas read more »
Xstrata Technology & MIPAC in Exclusive Service Agreement
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
MIPAC & Xstrata Technology have announced the formalisation of their long-standing relationship, with an exclusive Collaboration Agreement for the delivery of the ISASMELT™ & ISACONVERT™ smelting and copper converting technology. read more »
SNAP Data Collection Solutions
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
If you collect a lot of data in the field, you may want to take a look at SNAP! Data Collection Solutions from JRP Solutions. Here is what the company says about this tool. read more »
Pierina Gold Mine
Thursday, June 12, 2008
GoldSim to the rescue again: an abstract for the conference on Tailings & Mine Waste ’08 tells of a water balance model for the Pierina Gold Mine in Peru using GoldSim for the entire plant. read more »
Carlson Software and Rajant Corporation Announce Partnership to Deliver Mining and Construction Solutions
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Rajant Corporation announced today that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Carlson Software to provide world-class productivity solutions primarily for the mining and construction industries. read more »
GoldSim and the Marillana Mine
Friday, June 06, 2008
GoldSim is a computer code that enables you to model systems consisting of units (elements) into, through, and out of which things flow. read more »
Micromine Receives AUS$5million Grant from AusIndustry to Develop Revolutionary Mining Software Platform
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Micromine announced today that it has been successfully awarded a $5 million grant by AusIndustry. read more »
Astec Invests in DEM Solutions' EDEM
Thursday, May 15, 2008
DEM Solutions (USA) Inc. is pleased to announce that Astec, Inc., will be relying on DEM Solutions’ EDEM™ software read more »
Gemcom InSite Awarded Most Innovative Vertical Industry Software
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Gemcom Software International Inc. has won its second software award for 2008 with Gemcom InSite read more »
Gemcom Software Announces Agreement to be Acquired by JMI Equity and the Carlyle Group
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Gemcom Software International Inc. (TSX:GCM), the largest global supplier of specialised mining productivity solutions, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by JMI Equity and The Carlyle
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Thursday, April 03, 2008
FEMLAB can be used to model heap leach pad performance. Here is a description of the code read more »
Micromine’s Pit Optimisation Software
Monday, March 17, 2008
A recent study by Golder Associates has revealed that MICROMINE’s powerful Pit Optimiser is as high in usability and performance, as other leading industry-standard optimisation software such as Gemcom’s Whittle 4X optimiser. read more »
Pillar Software
Monday, March 10, 2008
Two software codes from NIOSH that are in the news. They were used to analyze conditions at the Crandall canyon Mine prior to the disaster that killed 6 miners and 3 rescue workers. read more »
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
A newsletter that is worth looking at if you are into mining-related software is from QMASTOR read more »
Wallingford and Waterinfo
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
From the Waterinfo e-news put out by Wallingford Software, here are a few news items and a bit of promotion that I thought worth recording for those interested in hydraulics and software. read more »
Micromine Launches PITRAM 3
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Micromine, leading provider of mining and exploration software products and services, has announced that the highly-anticipated official global launch of PITRAM 3 will take place on 3 March at PDAC International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange 2008. read more »
GoldSim Financial Evaluator
Friday, February 22, 2008
Ever on the lookout for another piece of software that helps the engineer, scientist, and technical folk analyze financial systems in the mining industry, my attention was turned to the GoldSim Financial Module. read more »
Heap Leach Software
Monday, January 21, 2008
Computer codes to simulate and model the performance of leach pads abound—any code that calculates a factor of safety against instability will work on a heap leach pad problem, and the same is true for most aspects of heap leach pad performance. read more »
Rock Mechanics Software
Friday, January 18, 2008
Here is a list of software and software providers that you may find useful in addressing rock mechanics situations at your mine. read more »
Computer Games
Monday, January 14, 2008
Playing computer games is for everyone. Here is my take at some computer games relevant to mining. read more »
Durham Coalfields
Friday, January 11, 2008
The February 2007 edition of the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology included a paper entitled Migration of polluted mine water in a public supply aquifer. read more »
GoldSim White Papers
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Two white papers from GoldSim that are, in my opinion, worth downloading and reading read more »
Settle 3D by Rocscience
Friday, December 14, 2007
In the industrial area of Albuquerque is a large oil tank sitting on foundations I designed. One of the design issues was just how much the soft silty sand beneath the footing would settle. read more »
LeaseControl Software by Maxwell GeoServices
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
LeaseControl is a software product designed by Maxwell GeoServices for worldwide land tenure management. read more »
FracMan - An Update
Monday, December 03, 2007
Fracman is a powerful way to model groundwater flow in mines where the flow is in the fractured bedrock. read more »
QMASTOR Secures Contract and Announces New Product Release
Thursday, October 25, 2007
The Directors of QMASTOR Limited are pleased to announce the signing of a contract with an Australian Bauxite producer for the provision of QMASTOR’s flagship software system: Pit to Port.net® (Pit to Port) Version 4.3.0. read more »
Riprap Design Procedures Manual
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Many a mine needs to control erosion in the surface water channels. If the mine is blessed with an abundance of good quality rock, riprap may be the most economic approach to limiting erosion. read more »
The Judicious Use of Computer Models
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Here is some practical advice I cull from Hydrology and Floodplain Analysis (1988) by Philip B. Bendient and Wayne C. Huber. read more »
Groundwater Modeling Tools
Monday, September 17, 2007
Over the last decade, great strides have been made in developing numerical models covering virtually all aspects of mining hydrogeology from traditional 2D seepage models to complex models simulating multi-phase flow and multi-species contaminant transport. read more »
Surface Water Calculations
Friday, September 14, 2007
The September issue of Stormwater contains one of the best articles about surface water I have read in quite a while. read more »
Mineral Assay Result Transparency Benefits Companies, Investors
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Applied Ecosystem Services, Inc,, the advanced-technology environmental consultants, announces the availability of AssayWatch(SM), a mineral assay storage system read more »
DEM Solutions Announces Distribution Agreement with ESSS
Monday, August 20, 2007
DEM Solutions, a world leading developer of discrete element modelling software solutions, is pleased to announce that it has signed a distribution agreement with ESSS read more »
Groundwater Models
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
On many a project, preparing and running the groundwater model is the largest cost item. Why is this? read more »
Encom and Noddy
Friday, June 22, 2007
What is Encom, you may ask. Here is their history: Encom was founded in 1984 by David Pratt and Ian Grierson. Their first goal for Encom was to develop a range of exploration software programs which would run on less expensive microcomputers. read more »
Mine Ventilation Software II
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Here are a few of the codes you may choose to use to design, analyze, and operate you ventilation system. I include some information about the capabilities of each code read more »
Mining Games
Friday, June 01, 2007
Playing computer games is for everyone. Here is my take at four computer games relevant to mining. read more »
Project Management Software
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Of the many e-newsletters that come my way, that by METHOD123 is by far the most informative. Here is a cut and paste from one of their most recent ones. read more »
Groundwater Software
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Here are some places you can find information about software that you may need to deal with groundwater in the mining context. read more »
Mining Software
Monday, April 23, 2007
Imagine you know nothing about software for the mining industry. Yet you have to spend much to outfit your new mine. How do you decide what to buy and what to have done by hand?  read more »
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Fluent, which claims to be the world leader in computational fluid dynamics software and services, has entered into a partnership with DEM Solutions, a leading developer of Discrete Element Methods software solutions. read more »
DEM Solutions Particle Mechanics
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
DEM Solutions software is used to simulate, analyze, and visualize particle flows so that you can get a feel for what is happening in a situation involving particle kinematics, momentum, and heat and mass transfer. read more »
Software Blues
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
The next book on my reading list is Useless Arithmetic: Why Environmental Scientists Can’t Predict the Future, by Orrin H. Pilkey and Linda Pilkey-Jarvis. read more »
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
It seems so obvious: most mines involve cutting into rock, and rock is fractured. Therefore the stability and groundwater flow patterns of the mine opening, whether open pit or underground, will be controlled by the fractures. read more »
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
One of the benefits of writing for this site is the occasional really different and interesting contacts that pop up in the e-mail. Here is a summary of one of the most intriguing in a while. read more »
Rift Software
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Rift TD is a sophisticated digital terrain model specifically developed for modeling tailings dams and associated infrastructure, including embankments and ponds. read more »
Monday, January 29, 2007
“They produce the best quality stuff in the industry.” I would not know—and have no personal opinion about the quality of the product. This quote is from an old antagonist against whom I argue much, with whom I generally disagree, but whose opinion I always respect. read more »
Software Directory
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
The Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Software Directory catalogues 1681 programs in the fields of Geotechnical Engineering, Soil Mechanics, Rock Mechanics, Engineering Geology read more »
Discrete Element Method (DEM)
Thursday, November 30, 2006
The sales brochures are readily available. The technical papers are not. What the computer software does is readily obvious. What can yet be done to benefit the mining industry is not. read more »
Aventurine and the Sherpa Software
Friday, November 24, 2006
If you have not previously seen the Aventurine site, you have a treat awaiting you. If you need to estimate the cost of a mining activity, you have to get Sherpa software. read more »
Bradbury and Associates
Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Bradbury and Associates’ MPM4 system contains all the aspects that you need to track any size equipment fleet. MPM4©(E) has an interface between the maintenance and production tracking modules read more »
DEM Solutions
Monday, November 06, 2006
As so often, John Chadwick and International Mining are ahead. In the article Process Control, John provides this news of movements in the world of advanced software and engineering read more »
Longwall Visual Analysis
Monday, October 30, 2006
Longwall Visual Analysis (LVA) is a 3D longwall monitoring program designed to help maintain a high level of safety and production. It monitors the pressures of a longwall and compares these against other cycles and data. read more »
SoilVision Professional
Thursday, October 19, 2006
SoilVision Professional provides database functionality with the benefit of laboratory data on over 6000 soils. The database is designed to provide a central data warehouse for soils data read more »
Friday, September 29, 2006
MineGeo software provides real time mine geology mapping and includes a MineGeotechnical module. The ability to display all or selected classes of lithology data and features read more »