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How to Improve Efficiencies Through Resource Estimation

MICROMINE provides industry leading tools for exploration, resource estimation, mine planning and scheduling.

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How to Improve Efficiencies Through Resource Estimation

MICROMINE provides industry leading tools for exploration, resource estimation, mine planning and scheduling.

How to Improve Efficiencies Through Resource Estimation

Every single major mining project requires an extremely thorough understanding and estimation of the contained resources and reserves. With ever improving technology and cutting-edge mining software solutions, geologists, engineers and upper management can better understand their resources and projects, leading to more accurate, precise and cost-efficient operations. MICROMINE provides industry leading tools for exploration, resource estimation, mine planning and scheduling, to allow stakeholders and managers the ability to maximize their understanding of the project before committing significant resources to exploration and mining operations. Better resource estimation leads to more accurate planning, which leads to better efficiency, production and total revenue.

Just how can mining software help analyze and estimate mining resources? By having an accurate visual understanding of your data through mining software in a fully 3D environment, users can better interpret their mineral resources and apply industry standard resource estimation techniques. This means that users can display and interactively edit multiple data layers all at once, as well as viewing block models with the ability to rotate on any axis to clearly see and help understand complex deposits. Micromine's Resource Estimation module easily allows users to work with loaded drillhole sample data, along with topography, geological structures, mineral solids (wireframes) and more, to help produce the most accurate resource estimations. And the better the estimation results along with the understanding of the deposit, the more efficient an operation can be - which saves time and money.

Two common issues that are often experienced in resource estimation packages is the software running very slowly when working with large models, and the setup windows and input parameters not being very user friendly and easy to understand. This not only causes headaches, but adds more time to the estimations. Enter Micromine: not only is Micromine regarded as the easiest solution on the market, but it makes resource estimation much easier for non-experts to understand and setup. Additionally, with its powerful back end programming, users are able to run multiple resource estimation iterations in significantly less time compared to the competition. This makes running different estimation runs quicker, more flexible and easier, which saves the users countless hours and frustrations. Time saved is money saved, which can be spent on other projects and finding more precious metals.

Learning a new system for resource estimation is complicated and takes time, but with intuitive dialog boxes and other forms that simplify the process, Resource Estimation in Micromine not only creates a documentation trail for easy editing and auditing, it also makes setting up and running new resource estimation runs easy and fast. Resource estimation must be easy to setup, easy to save, easy to view, and easy to understand.

The more accurate each resource estimation effort is, the easier it becomes for mining operations leaders to get the most out of their teams and resource allocations. Knowing exactly how much of a substance there is underground and exactly where it is represents a significant advantage. But flexibility plays a part in this equation, too. Compatibility between multiple estimation and viewing systems is a critical priority in some workplaces that have legacy programs installed. An estimation system is only as good as the devices and other programs used with it, and workers have to be able to reach this data to use it effectively. It pays to bundle all of these services within one system that can share and reproduce data quickly and with as little confusion as possible.

Many things can go wrong during a mining operation. Don't let your outdated, slower and harder to use mining software solutions hold you back. Ease of use and efficiency through resource estimation is one way to stay ahead.

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