Maptek Eureka

Maptek Eureka provides one integrated platform for viewing and analysing mining project data. Eureka shares the Maptek Workbench environment with Vulcan, PointStudio and BlastLogic offering integrated workflows, data sharing and access to additional applications.

The interactive 3D environment allows geologists to visualise and model exploration and project data including drilling, geophysics, seismic, GIS, terrain maps and other imagery. When geophysical data such as seismic, gravity and magnetic surveys are viewed in the same space as exploration drilling data, intuitive correlations can be confirmed.

Spatially accurate contextual data promotes better understanding of the inter-connecting relationships. Viewing at different scales allows users to analyse regional trends as well as hone in on local areas of interest.


Quickly and easily create, edit and interact with valid vein models using the latest tools in Eureka.

Geological modelling is enhanced through geodesy, drillhole database and correlation tools and high impact visualisation. Smart CAD tools give unparalleled control when working with complex 3D datasets.

User defined settings for input drilling data result in better validation and easier selection of modelling targets.

Drilling data shared between Vulcan and Eureka allows changes to the database in either package to be dynamically updated. Similarly, geological models created in Eureka are readily available for use in other Maptek software.


Latest enhancements to geological interpretation process for MWD data, which combined with BlastLogic improve charge plans and modelled surfaces.

Orebody and vein modelling

Eureka implicit modelling is an effortless way to create and edit orebody models for first pass volume calculations. Eureka uses a radial basis function approach, accepting a wide range of input data types including triangulations, point sample data, and direct drillhole intercepts, as well as lines, polygons and ribbons.

Geologists can select all or part of multiple drillhole databases, CAD data and triangulation envelopes and quickly generate a geological model. Interactively oriented ellipses guide the output, and all the data and parameters used in model creation are stored. This offers an in-built audit and allows users to easily recreate variations of the model based on the same data and parameters.

Multiple orientation ellipses can be used simultaneously to control modelling of complex structures such as elongate and variably sampled deposits. Eureka offers specific tools for modelling thin steeply dipping vein type deposits, whereby the hanging and footwall models are created as implicit surfaces. An iterative approach allows geologists to refine their narrow vein model until they are happy with the interpretation.


  • Productivity
    Manage and view all geospatial data in a single, 3D environment
  • Efficiency
    Make full use of data from drilling and geophysical programs
  • Flexibility
    Define a custom setup and work space for organising and managing data
  • Connectivity
    Remote and real-time updates of project databases
  • Integration
    Cross-application data sharing and updating improves modelling workflows
  • Intuitive
    Easy to use interface


  • Powerful
    Fast 3D graphics and powerful processing of large datasets
  • Visualisation Enhanced
    Interactive 3D display of all geospatial data, level of detail rendering, adjustable anti-aliasing settings and fast block model display
  • Multi-attribute data:
    Analytical tool to interrogate and model data attributes
  • Geological tools
    Powerful data query and filtering; easy correlation, sectioning and modelling
  • Intelligent seismic tools Enhanced
    Easily create velocity models to allow data conversion from time to depth, and visualise seismic data as a solid volume for enhanced interpretation
  • Lithology tools Enhanced
    Use downhole geophysical or drilling data to automatically detect coal seams or other strata targets
  • Measurement while drilling Enhanced
    Run multiple passes over a hole to classify rock types based on different downhole or measure while drilling data; interoperable with BlastLogic for improving charge designs
  • Narrow vein modelling New
    Use drillhole and CAD data to create hanging wall and footwall surfaces, create a solid based on those surfaces within a defined extent and generate the mid surface
  • Implicit modelling Enhanced
    Create implicit surfaces of drilling or attributed data for enhanced orebody interpretation and model narrow sub-vertical data such as veins
  • Geotechnical analysis
    Extract discontinuities from surfaces, create stereonets, perform kinematic analysis
  • CAD tools
    Point, line and polygon creation tools, action plane and snapping modes
  • Geodesy tools Enhanced
    Edit and manage frequently used coordinate systems, including support for GDA2020
  • Interoperability
    Support for a wide range of industry file formats
  • Export
    Generate high quality images, models and animations


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