Modelling & Evaluation Case Studies

Vulcan block models optimise blending

Vulcan helped Titan Roanoke reduce waste and produce low alkali cement, while complying with stringent new emissions regulations.

Vulcan custom scripting unlocks answers

Lava scripting and object attribute tools in Vulcan help geologists to infer reasonable data points for applying to stope design at the Pogo Mine.

Coal quality modelling

Vulcan provides a set of robust tools for creating auditable coal quality models for structurally complex or multi seam deposits.

Structural Coal Model

By using a structural model derived from drillhole and seismic data, mine workings, and croplines, Peabody Energy was able to mine more coal than previously expected.

Pit Optimiser adds third dimension

Vulcan Pit Optimiser was the ideal solution for assessing economic value for a coal project, providing for design and scheduling details.

Thar Lignite Feasibility Project

Vulcan stratigraphic geological interpretation tools are a powerful means for visualisation and 3D data interpretation, proving valuable for resource estimation and analysis of a deposit.

Modelling volcanic ash clouds

Vulcan 3D modelling and visualisation tools provide a better understanding of the behaviour of volcanic ash clouds for improving hazard management.

Finding the dirt coal divide

A reverse block modelling approach allowed Stockton Mine to predict lithologies of thick black mudstone to more accurately determine the top of coal for efficient mining.

Modelling waste stockpiles

An innovative approach to stockpile monitoring using Vulcan sees Energy Resources Australia optimise stockpiled materials at the Ranger mine.

Vulcan tetramodelling at Plutonic

Barrick Plutonic Gold Mine uses the tetramodelling functionality in Vulcan to quickly identify areas of economic importance in areas with multiple sub-parallel lodes.

Vulcan models coal for Vale Mozambique

Vulcan HARP block modelling provided mine planners at Vale Mozambique with accurate quality and volume information, linking mine planning and geological information in a single model.

Faster 3D modelling in Vulcan

A new technique in Vulcan allows users to increase productivity in generating 3D geological models for large, complex metalliferous orebodies.

Vulcan chosen for Olympic Dam expansion

BHP Billiton undertook angled infill drilling to upgrade the classification of mineral resources and create a Vulcan resource Olympic Dam expansion evaluation stage.

Using Vulcan to prepare regulatory reports

Glendell Mine implemented Vulcan to turn around the time consuming process of compiling and submitting regulatory survey reports.

Greater accuracy with Vulcan HARP models

Scottish Coal takes advantage of Vulcan stratigraphic and HARP modelling techniques to create geological resource models with greater accuracy than ever before.

Resource modelling in Vulcan

Endeavour Silver Corp. ensure accuracy in their block model. Vulcan allowed for all constraints to be incorporated efficiently without compromising accuracy.

Galway Resources uses Vulcan to realise value

Galway Resources used Vulcan to evaluate the resource of the Victorio Mountains project, with the aim of getting it back into production.