Vulcan Open Pit Mine Planning

Tools for mining engineers to design, evaluate and maintain daily open pit mine operations.

Vulcan Open Pit Mine Planning Bundles

MineModeller Open Pit

Vulcan MineModeller Open Pit provides the tools for mine engineers to design, evaluate and maintain daily mine operations. Surfaces and design lines can be easily updated with the latest data for generating daily production reports.

QuarryModeller Open Pit

Vulcan QuarryModeller is tailored for modelling and analysing deposit geology, and designing quarry operations. Different scenarios can be tested to maximise output, and production reports can be generated to guide daily operations.

Vulcan Surveyor

Vulcan Surveyor allows collected survey data to be imported into Vulcan for efficient review, manipulation and update. Direct communication with survey technology reduces errors that may occur during file transfers.

Vulcan Open Pit Mine Planning Modules and Add-Ons

  • Vulcan Pit Optimiser (pdf)
    Vulcan Pit Optimiser integrates with Vulcan block modelling tools to help determine the optimum pit design.
  • Vulcan Survey
    Collected survey information is imported into Vulcan for review, manipulation and update.
  • Vulcan Open Cut Drill and Blast (pdf)
    The Open Cut Drill & Blast module in Vulcan allows preview of a drill and blast pattern before it is set, ensuring potential layout problems are solved early, saving time on the ground.
  • Vulcan Haulage Profile (pdf)
    Haulage Profile in Vulcan calculates the cycle time for a digitised haul route using your site fleet specifications.
  • Vulcan Dragline
    Creation, manipulation and reporting of section based range diagrams.
  • Vulcan Cutoff Grade Optimiser
    Optimizes the grade of material that maximizes the NPV of a mining scenario.
  • Vulcan Interactive Road Design (pdf)
    Interactive Road Design (Iroad) in Vulcan helps plan, design and construct road systems. With a few clicks of a mouse button you can design a road with balanced cut and fill.
  • Automated Pit Designers
    Quickly iterate preliminary designs based on output from pit optimisation runs.
  • Mining Blocks Generation
    Prepare mining blocks for scheduling using a flexible, auditable approach within an integrated 3D visualisation environment.
  • Interactive Block Planner
    Cut up benches into mineable benches for short to medium term planning.
  • Vulcan Interactive Polygon Reserver
    Short-term interactive scheduling and continuous reserve calculations alongside creation of scheduled polygon mining blocks.
  • Monitoring
    View, calculate, manipulate and plot data obtained from monitors on a periodic basis.
  • Grade control
    Perform material type/destination classification in open pit blasts and underground.
  • Oil Sands (pdf)
    The Vulcan Oil Sands Module is tailored to meet oil sands requirements in geologic modeling, reserving, and mine design.
  • Vulcan CAD (pdf)
    Vulcan CAD provides full design and editing, data import/export, data query and plotting functionality.
  • Vulcan Enviewer (pdf)
    Vulcan Enviewer allows users to view, interrogate and present Vulcan information while maintaining the integrity of project data.
  • Vulcan Short Term Planner (pdf)
    Vulcan Short Term Planner is a decision tool which allows users to analyse various scenarios in advance of mining. This collection of scheduling modules can be adapted to suit the needs of individual operations.
  • Grade Control Optimiser
    Automatic definition of grade control polygons that optimise material classification and minimise depletion.
  • Split Pit Solids
    Workflow-based approach to creating solids for scheduling applicable to strip mining.


Vulcan Open Pit MineModeller

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