Vulcan

All Case Studies

Accurate data interpretation

An open cut mine in Queensland maximised coal recovery through accurate data interpretation
and structural modelling using measurement-while-drilling data.

Face mapping underground

A customised Maptek Vulcan underground face mapping solution helps acquire critical
geological information for production modelling.

Optimising monthly resource estimation

An underground metals mine in Mexico improved estimation of mineral resources through implementation of Maptek Vulcan workflow tools.

From challenge comes opportunity

For a New Zealand consulting firm, the Maptek Geology Challenge was a chance to trial new software that could ultimately improve outcomes for clients.

Stronger, easier resource governance

K2fly Resource Reporting is a secure, cloud-based platform that enables confident, secure
mineral resource and ore reserve governance, compliance and reporting.

Transforming geology processes

The strong relationship between Aeris Resources and Maptek has been key to a successful software rollout, establishing new geology workflows and procedures.

Maximising limestone extraction

Taking advantage of consulting services has helped a South African limestone operation produce a comprehensive reserves report in a timely manner.

Considering mining impacts

Environmental, social and governance considerations drive mine planning for a small scale miner in the historical goldfields of eastern Australia.

Shandong Gold leads the way

Sanshandao Gold Mine uses Maptek Vulcan to optimize modelling and mine planning at complex underground operation in Shandong province.

Scripting for efficient workflows

Scripting in Vulcan helps turn the sheer volume of mining information into usable data, and allows more time for assessment and analysis.

Measuring plan conformance

Maptek has tailored an automated approach to measuring mine compliance that allows engineers more time to analyse results and make timely decisions.

Digital mapping drives efficiency

Transforming a paper-based process into a digital workflow has reduced the time taken to complete underground mapping by two-thirds.

One-model solution for coal products

Thiess strives to better design and deliver solutions that unlock potential and create pathways to greater performance.

Short term planning at Quebrada Blanca

Implicit Modelling tools were used to create a valid geological model for short term planning at Quebrada Blanca Mine in Chile.

Innovative ore control

A new ore control system has been implemented at an open pit gold mine in Peru, combining Vulcan with other processes to streamline analysis.

Improved ore grading accuracy with Vulcan

Ore grading at Cleveland Cliffs increased the consistency of the crude ore blend and in turn ensured predictable pellet quality. Since introducing Vulcan, 90% of crude ore has met quality targets.

Quality-based resource estimation

Maptek Vulcan is being used for resource and reserve estimation using quality indicators, for a marble quarry in northeastern Greece.

Maptek Roy Hill smart mining partnership

Maptek and Australian iron ore producer Roy Hill are collaborating on deep learning, AI and immersive technologies to accelerate orebody knowledge and inform upstream planning.

Modelling phosphate deposits

Maptek software and hardware solutions are helping the Republic of Nauru Phosphate Corporation to measure and model phosphate deposits on the Pacific Island.

Geological face mapping underground

Barrick Gold Corporation uses Maptek Vulcan for various geological modelling tasks at the Cortez Hills underground operations in Nevada, USA.