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How DomainMCF can improve mine operations

How DomainMCF can improve mine operations

See how using machine learning to generate blocks models improves productivity through faster decision making. A case history demonstrates the way DomainMCF quickly generates models, allowing you to interrogate and analyse alternative interpretations.

Vulcan drillhole planning

Vulcan drillhole planning

Learn how to use Vulcan drillhole planning tools to output expected contacts to the exploration team, how to holistically utilise assay data, geologic solids and resource models to get the most out of your drill programs, and explore how to evaluate drill density and create drill targets, providing a clear indication of where to focus drillhole planning.

Vulcan underground digital mapping

Vulcan underground digital mapping

Vulcan FaceMapper can provide geologists more time to review data and make critical interpretations about the ore system, which has the potential to impact decisions made in the production environment. Learn about its customised data mapping workflow, up-to-date data integrated with Vulcan, detailed face mapping, data files accessible on tablet and reviewing geological observations spatially in real time.

StockpileMRT – Plan and track product stockpile builds

StockpileMRT – Plan and track product stockpile builds

StockpileMRT assists mining operations to proactively plan their stockpiles to optimise the usage of available space and meet the demand from rail or road for sales and exports.

Vulcan GeologyCore Workflows

Vulcan GeologyCore Workflows

Find out how Vulcan GeologyCore streamlines the process of generating geological models, providing a simple and seamless way of importing and validating drillhole data, defining geological domains and then generating and publishing the model. Repeatable steps mean you can easily experiment with changes to your domains and see the effect on your model.

Stratigraphic modelling

Stratigraphic modelling

Vulcan GeologyCore provides an interactive environment to easily and confidently model your geology, including stratigraphic deposits. Learn about accessing the software, integration with your Vulcan workflow, stratigraphic unit statistics, stratigraphic correlations and rule-based domain definition, and stratigraphic models.

Narrow vein orebody modelling

Narrow vein orebody modelling

Vulcan GeologyCore provides an interactive environment to easily and confidently model your geology. Find out how to get started, with a focus on setting up Vulcan GeologyCore to model narrow vein deposits. We cover accessing the software, integration with your Vulcan workflow, domain statistics, manual and rule-based domain definition, and implicit and DomainMCF geological models.

Disseminated Geological Models

Disseminated Geological Models

Vulcan GeologyCore provides an interactive environment to easily and confidently model your geology. This session focuses on ways Vulcan GeologyCore can add value to disseminated orebody modelling. Learn about accessing the software, integration with Vulcan workflows, introduction to Domain Statistics and Definition, and generating implicit and DomainMCF geological models.

Maptek scanners through the years: A transformation

Maptek scanners through the years: A transformation

Maptek laser scanners and PointStudio software have helped mining professionals visualise their point-cloud data for over 20 years! For our 40th anniversary, we honour that history with a laser scan of downtown Vancouver at sunset. Experience a breathtaking Vancouver visual brought to life by some of our latest imaging and scanning technologies.

How one of the world’s largest underground copper mines mitigates and manages risk

How one of the world’s largest underground copper mines mitigates and manages risk

Matt Sullivan, Senior Technical Expert and Strategic Geomechanical Specialist at PT Freeport Indonesia, shares his experience with underground solutions. Specifically, how PT Freeport Indonesia utilises advanced technology to mitigate and manage risk at one of the largest underground copper mining complexes in the world.

The journey from paper to digital mapping

The journey from paper to digital mapping

Hear from our panel of diverse industry professionals as they discuss their journey from paper to digital mapping, covering mapping practices and their views on digital mapping in the field. Maptek Geologist Maureen Moore hosts Terry Pavlis from the University of Texas, Ryan Pinguely from OceanaGold, and Nick Vetz and Mackenzie Sorensen from Rio Tinto Kennecott.

How to successfully establish business value with DomainMCF for geological modelling

How to successfully establish business value with DomainMCF for geological modelling

Take a journey through DomainMCF, Maptek’s new machine learning application for domain modelling, and experience a proven customer success model for evaluating this exciting new technology with Early Access industry partners. See how you can benefit from the latest Maptek solution and whether your challenging geological data might be a good fit.

Past, present, and future of data interoperability

Past, present, and future of data interoperability

As demand for mineral resources continues to grow, so does the importance of data interoperability at mine sites. Watch this webinar to hear Nick Venter, US Director of Sales at Maptek, and Jesse Oldham, Global Product Strategy Manager at Maptek, discuss the interoperability of Maptek products.

An exploration of grade control

An exploration of grade control

Hear from Cesar Carrasco, Customer Success Manager at Maptek, as he explores his favourite grade control tools to help maximise the value of your deposit.

Using drill & blast data to drive intelligent decisions

Using drill & blast data to drive intelligent decisions

Hear from Sawyer Schrader, Mining Engineer at Maptek, as he demonstrates how to drive intelligent decision making at mine sites by utilising results from a drill and blast management solution like Maptek BlastLogic. See how these results can drive proactive decisions, improve efficiency, and save your company money with minimal disruption to your site and blasting workflows.

Application of DomainMCF to marble quality classification

Application of DomainMCF to marble quality classification

This presentation applies DomainMCF to model the spatial distribution of marble quality parameters from an operational marble quarry in northeastern Greece. Learn how machine learning systems take advantage of the computing power of personal, embedded and cloud systems to rapidly build models of real processes, and how the results compare to those produced by a conventional estimation method.

Best practices in grade control and reconciliation

Best practices in grade control and reconciliation

Understanding grade distribution, optimising mining selectivity and controlling mining dilution and losses through good grade control routines are essential for achieving the mine plan. Hear from industry experts from SRK and Maptek who discuss best practices in grade control and reconciliation, and how effective reporting mechanisms can help improve business performance.

British mining renaissance and the future of battery minerals

British mining renaissance and the future of battery minerals

Mineral extraction will play a crucial role in the coming energy transition with demand for lithium projected to rise nearly 1000% by 2050. It is vital that these minerals are extracted in a responsible manner. Hear how Cornish Lithium is exploring for lithium in the south west of England, aiming to extract mineral resources using new technologies in the most environmentally responsible way possible.

Hutton’s Unconformity: The father of geology (now in 3D)

Hutton’s Unconformity: The father of geology (now in 3D)

James Hutton devoted his scientific knowledge, powers of observation and philosophical mind to the new subject of ‘geology’. Where past theologians had estimated the earth to be thousands of years old, Hutton was first to determine that the Earth was millions of years old and continually being formed. Learn about the history of geological thinking and the tremendous developments made by Hutton in the development of modern geology.

The minerals business of the Bronze Age: Origins of geopolitical and economic power struggles

The minerals business of the Bronze Age: Origins of geopolitical and economic power struggles

The Bronze Era was characterised by an expanding cultural universe of opulence, differentiation between rich and poor, contacts amongst nations and sagas of violence and drama. Access to tin, a relatively scarce metal used in the production of bronze, was a trading priority during that period. Hear how the close of the Bronze age led to voyages of discovery across the world, opening up new long-distance commercial contacts between traders.

“Bigger isn’t always better”- Alternative mining approaches for narrow vein orebodies

“Bigger isn’t always better”- Alternative mining approaches for narrow vein orebodies

Selection of development fleet and excavation dimensions can have a significant effect on project capital and operating costs for narrower orebodies. Hear how smaller, narrow vein specific equipment and methods allow mechanised mining to be selective and cost-effective, with case studies showing how a low volume approach has provided the opportunity to significantly change project metrics and viability.

Accurate, real-time production performance tracking and visualisation

Accurate, real-time production performance tracking and visualisation

A holistic approach to tracking and modelling production performance with Maptek material tracking closes the loop through effective, real time reconciliation of inventory and qualities through mining, blending and processing stages. Learn the insights you can gain from a graphical view of the status of the mine, alongside performance metrics against plans and goals.

How OHMS uses remote laser scanned discontinuity data for key block analysis

How OHMS uses remote laser scanned discontinuity data for key block analysis

Laser scanning on rock slopes at the Pilanesberg Platinum mine revealed that the orientation of the wall relative to discontinuity sets yielded incomplete structural data, leading to potentially biased discontinuity mapping. This presentation shows how the orientation bias was identified and resolved, to ensure that the structural database was complete and effective in identifying and quantifying the slope stability hazard.

What can improving your golf game teach us about mine optimisation?

What can improving your golf game teach us about mine optimisation?

Optimisation is often referenced in mining solutions. But what does optimisation really mean, and how can it be applied to everyday problems? We unpack the mechanics of the average golf game and show how we apply optimisation techniques to improve results, before applying our learnings in the dynamic mining environment.

Conformance to plan in the underground environment

Conformance to plan in the underground environment

Collecting contextually correct and accurate data, and reporting it in near real time presents logistical and practical challenges in a ‘dark’ mine. Learn how the latest technology identifies and eliminates process bottlenecks, and how true connection between orebody knowledge, production and safety enables conformance to plan.

Machine learning and cloud computing frameworks in engineering

Machine learning and cloud computing frameworks in engineering

DomainMCF applies machine learning to revolutionise modelling of domain boundaries. Parallel Maptek machine learning and cloud compute framework projects in the engineering space are also delivering outstanding results for underground stope orientation, blast design optimisation and resource levelling allocation.

The 5 Ws of optimisation – Who, What, When, Where, Why (and How)

The 5 Ws of optimisation – Who, What, When, Where, Why (and How)

Artificial intelligence and optimisation methods are the new paradigm for handling complex optimisation problems. Find out why these techniques are the best fit for integrated planning and decision-support systems such as drill & blast, scheduling and beyond, where multiple constraints are being imposed on a mining problem.

How MAXTA digital mine-to-mill and pit-to-port software sustains mine value chain optimisation

How MAXTA digital mine-to-mill and pit-to-port software sustains mine value chain optimisation

Watch this webinar to learn how digital twin technology enables machine learning to feed back actual mine and plant performance in operational decision making. PETRA’s MAXTA software portal allows access to a suite of applications along the entire value chain for improving geometallurgical prediction, simulating drill and blast performance and optimising plant set points to maximise ore recovery.

Extending the orbit for on-earth extreme environment mineral explorers

Extending the orbit for on-earth extreme environment mineral explorers

Watch this webinar to hear about Fleet Space Technologies role in the Seven Sisters mission, and how challenges in space are already being applied to on-Earth exploration via passive seismic tomography sensing techniques. Discover the exciting results arising from how mining companies use the new ‘cereal box-sized’ nanosatellites to identify vast, remote areas for exploration.

Good technology speaks for itself

Good technology speaks for itself

Accurate site survey drives safe, productive operations and guides adherence to plan, minimising unforeseen costs. Efficient collection and reporting of data must consider the contextual needs of the teams who use it. Hear from our panel about how the ideal technology partnership arms survey professionals to exceed their goals.

An award-winning approach to going digital in underground mining

An award-winning approach to going digital in underground mining

The introduction of electronic devices underground has changed the way we work. At Anglo American, this means a wide range of production, safety and environmental data is now available at operators’ fingertips. Learn how this improved communications and removed paper forms, assisting Anglo American’s transformation roadmap.

Producing complex financial models for an open cut multi-element operation

Producing complex financial models for an open cut multi-element operation

Explore a mine planning workflow that starts with pit optimisation and automated pit design in Vulcan that flows into pit staging and scheduling with haulage in Evolution. Learn how Havilah Resources applies Maptek software technology to produce complex financial models for their open cut copper-gold operation.

Geological modelling – a journey to the future

Geological modelling – a journey to the future

Maptek was founded on developing smart tools to help geologists. Forty years on a new, single interface to geological modelling allows us to consider geology and mining workflows as one continuous ecosystem. The new approach melds technologies and compute frameworks to deliver benefits for geologists and engineers alike.

Geological Modeling using Machine Learning in a Production Environment

Geological Modeling using Machine Learning in a Production Environment

Hear directly from Gretchen Moore, Senior Rock Mechanics Engineer at Sibanye Stillwater, on her experience using DomainMCF to create geological models from Diamond Drill Hole data.

Integration – The future of geological modelling

Integration – The future of geological modelling

Take a first look at our new, integrated modelling solution—Vulcan GeologyCore. With a dynamic interface and streamlined workflow, it’s easy to test different domaining scenarios and see live statistics, giving you confidence in the data before sending it to an implicit modelling or machine learning engine.

Integrated lidar and drone technologies for mine survey

Integrated lidar and drone technologies for mine survey

Capturing, processing and applying data from inaccessible areas is now easier than ever thanks to the partnership between Maptek and Emesent. Leveraging technologies to better capture data from inaccessible areas, including beyond-line-of-sight and GPS-denied environments, and efficiently processing the data using custom workflows generates more accurate information for decision making.

Harnessing deposit complexity

Harnessing deposit complexity

Deposits are complex by nature, but a lack of time and resources prevents us from interpreting their richness and complexity in full. This open-forum webinar discusses the modern domain modelling challenges geologists are facing today, and how harnessing technology is key to overcoming them.

Vein modelling workflows

Vein modelling workflows

Explore a new way of modelling narrow vein deposits using real-world data – an efficient process to combine a drillhole dataset, digital terrain model and other geophysical data into a 3D vein solid. This new approach demonstrates data management and geological modelling features that will form a part of our exciting in-development core geology toolset.

Vulcan Drillhole Planning – Phase 1

Vulcan Drillhole Planning – Phase 1

Learn about the first phase of the drillhole planning tool suite introduced in Vulcan 2020.2. Phase one includes Evaluate Drill Density and Create Drill Targets and lays the foundation for future game-changing functionality.

Vulcan Steep Horizon Modeller

Vulcan Steep Horizon Modeller

Vulcan Steep Horizon Modeller, previously known as the Vulcan Vein Modeller, has been rewritten to offer an enhanced solution for modelling multiple stratigraphically related horizons or individual non-stratigraphically related horizons directly from drilling or composite databases using drillholes approaching orebodies from any direction or at any orientation.

Towards greater certainty in resource modelling

Towards greater certainty in resource modelling

Machine learning is already providing breakthroughs in rapid, accurate resource modelling. Learn how being transparent about uncertainty actually improves confidence. The recording includes the Q&A from two sessions.

How to optimize your drilling program

How to optimize your drilling program

Better drilling results with less total spending is critical. In this webinar, we examine Drillhole Optimiser, a solution to help your geology team easily develop infill drilling plans that maximize resource recovery for a given budget.

The blasted software conundrum: One central system vs. siloed software

The blasted software conundrum: One central system vs. siloed software

Join this webinar to learn how one central blast management system outperforms multiple siloed software during the blasting process.

Answering the open pit scheduling challenge

Answering the open pit scheduling challenge

Can challenging ourselves to think differently about scheduling pain points provide the key to unlocking new approaches and ultimately success? Our expert panel of mining engineers discuss these issues and more.

Underground design conformance 101

Underground design conformance 101

Learn how to improve operational efficiency, productivity and safety by analysing your as-builts for design conformance.

Is geomorphic reclamation better than traditional?

Is geomorphic reclamation better than traditional?

This webinar will show you the main reasons why geomorphic reclamation is worth planning for from the onset regardless of topography and operation size. Tune in to find out why geomorphic reclamation is better than traditional reclamation in some cases.

Market yourself as a mining industry professional and gain valuable interview skills

Market yourself as a mining industry professional and gain valuable interview skills

Looking for a job in the mining industry? This webinar will give you an insight into what employers are currently looking for from potential employees, and teach you skills to land your dream job in the mining industry.

Coal Washability in Vulcan 2020

Coal Washability in Vulcan 2020

Coal Washability helps you better understand your coal quality, improving downstream processes such as scheduling. See a detailed overview of the main features of the tool and how it can benefit your operation.

The 3 ingredients for robust geologic models: Thought, culture, and tech

The 3 ingredients for robust geologic models: Thought, culture, and tech

To create a model with greater accuracy, mine sites need to create a culture with a compromise between technological tools and proper geologic thought. In this webinar, we will discuss the value of applying geologic thought in your modeling process and provide you with recommendations to get there.

Machine learning for resource modelling

Machine learning for resource modelling

This webinar outlines the power and functionality of DomainMCF for resource modelling. A short video is followed by the Q&A session from the APAC-Americas session (from 16:05), and then the Europe, Middle East and African session questions (from 54:40).

Is mapping the basics still worth it?

Is mapping the basics still worth it?

Mapping plays a crucial role in every mining operation and at every stage of the mining cycle. So crucial in fact, that without proper mapping practices, an entire operation could be at risk to fail. This webinar illustrates the connection between mapping lithology, structure, alteration, and mineralization and the success of your operation across the mining cycle.

Webinar: Is mapping the basics still worth it? A look at how mapping impacts the mining cycle

Join this webinar to discover the connection between mapping lithology, structure, alteration, and mineralization and the success of your operation across the mining cycle.

Enhanced narrow vein modelling

Enhanced narrow vein modelling

The nature of narrow vein deposits has traditionally made modelling them a challenge. Enhancements to Maptek Eureka make it easy to rapidly build valid vein solids which can be used in block models for mine planning and reserving. See how the intuitive tools and display allow you to be as interactive and creative as you like. See more Maptek Forums 2020 here: www.maptek.com/forums/.

Open your eyes to the possibilities of Python scripting

Open your eyes to the possibilities of Python scripting

Using scripting to automate processes or work with large arrays of data is not new, but the perception that Python is complex to set up and run means people may be missing out on the benefits. Discover the benefits of automating repetitive processes and how access to the Vulcan library allows you to interrogate, analyse and extend the value of your project data for creating custom solutions. See more Maptek Forums 2020 here: www.maptek.com/forums/.

Processing and modelling workflows for point cloud data – Americas

Processing and modelling workflows for point cloud data – Americas

Automated processing of spatial survey data helps generate results fast. See a demonstration of example workflows that can help you work more efficiently and effectively. See more Maptek Forums 2020 here: www.maptek.com/forums/.

Optimise on pit design with Vulcan

Optimise on pit design with Vulcan

Understand the value of your deposit without the need to export data to third-party software. See how to automatically generate pit designs with ramps, create pit surfaces and solids, and reserve on-the-fly. Discover a dynamic engineering process that reduces manual work and results in optimal pit designs. See more Maptek Forums 2020 here: www.maptek.com/forums/.

Validation for grade control block models – Americas

Validation for grade control block models – Americas

Want to understand the importance of ensuring your grade control block model is properly validated and how streamlining processes provides greater confidence in your grade control? This webinar outlines how you can efficiently apply the latest automated processes in Vulcan to maximise the value of your operation by making sure grade control polygons truly represent geology. See more Maptek Forums 2020 here: www.maptek.com/forums/.

Maximise project value with Evolution Strategy

Maximise project value with Evolution Strategy

Evolution Strategy is the ideal solution for running scenarios based on cut-off grade optimisation and sequencing to maximise NPV. Learn how Evolution models multi-process, multi-mine operations with multiple constraints to deliver high-value schedules for mining to plan. See more Maptek Forums 2020 here: www.maptek.com/forums/.

Inter-Ramp Compliance reporting for safer mining – Americas

Inter-Ramp Compliance reporting for safer mining – Americas

Learn how you can quickly check compliance of catch bench widths, inter-ramp slope angles and overall bench slope angles for safer excavation. The new Inter-Ramp Compliance tool helps you determine if parameters need to be adjusted for safe, economical mining. See more Maptek Forums 2020 here: www.maptek.com/forums/.

Explore the scheduling flexibility of Evolution Epoch 21 + 7

Explore the scheduling flexibility of Evolution Epoch 21 + 7

Take your scheduling to the next level with Evolution Epoch for short term planning. Learn how you can efficiently manage multiple mining activities, tasks and equipment, and apply different types of dependencies, all within a flexible environment for defining mining sequences. A live dashboard for analysing multiple sequences to guide the execution level, and data integration between Evolution and Vulcan are just two of the benefits of the Maptek approach. See more Maptek Forums 2020 here: www.maptek.com/forums/.

Validation for grade control block models

Validation for grade control block models

Want to understand the importance of ensuring your grade control block model is properly validated and how streamlining processes provides greater confidence in your grade control? This webinar outlines how you can efficiently apply the latest automated processes in Vulcan to maximise the value of your operation by making sure grade control polygons truly represent geology. See more Maptek Forums 2020 here: www.maptek.com/forums/.

Processing and modelling workflows for point cloud data

Processing and modelling workflows for point cloud data

Automated processing of spatial survey data helps generate results fast. See a demonstration of example workflows that can help you work more efficiently and effectively. See more Maptek Forums 2020 here: www.maptek.com/forums/.

Inter-Ramp Compliance reporting for safer mining

Inter-Ramp Compliance reporting for safer mining

Learn how you can quickly check compliance of catch bench widths, inter-ramp slope angles and overall bench slope angles for safer excavation. The new Inter-Ramp Compliance tool helps you determine if parameters need to be adjusted for safe, economical mining. See more Maptek Forums 2020 here: www.maptek.com/forums/.

Innovative charge design – Americas

Innovative charge design – Americas

BlastLogic supports engineering workflows, reduces downtime and enables data-driven decision making. See how an innovative approach to charge design allows for dynamic changes in the field based on observations of pit conditions. See more Maptek Forums 2020 here: www.maptek.com/forums/.

Innovative charge design

Innovative charge design

BlastLogic supports engineering workflows, reduces downtime and enables data-driven decision making. See how an innovative approach to charge design allows for dynamic changes in the field based on observations of pit conditions. See more Maptek Forums 2020 here: www.maptek.com/forums/.

Rediscover the power of Vulcan for mine geology – Part II

Rediscover the power of Vulcan for mine geology – Part II

Geologists Steve Sullivan and Lance Steel showcase some of their favourite Vulcan features to streamline your modelling practices. Learn about importing aerial and satellite imagery, drift analysis, viewing composite data, declustering and contact profile analysis.

Webinar: Presenting Data in Vulcan

Webinar: Presenting Data in Vulcan

Most technical staff spend countless hours generating, reviewing and consuming data. This webinar offers tips and tricks on how to enhance your data presentations quickly and effectively in Vulcan.

Webinar: Integrating mine planning across the value chain

Webinar: Integrating mine planning across the value chain

Learn how to unleash the capacity of PETRA MAXTA digital twin models by dynamically updating your mine plans using historical production data. Seamless integration of this performance data with Maptek Vulcan can improve productivity at your operation.

Webinar: Rediscover the power of Vulcan for mine geology

Webinar: Rediscover the power of Vulcan for mine geology

When faced with a comprehensive set of mine planning tools, even the most experienced Vulcan user can miss some features. Watch to rediscover key Vulcan tools and how to incorporate them in your geology workflow.