Enhanced geology and mine design in Maptek’s Vulcan 2020
Information from Maptek
Maptek has released Vulcan 2020, featuring integrated geology and optimised mine design. In this latest version of the software, Vulcan Drillhole Optimiser helps exploration projects, open pit and underground operations to develop infill drilling plans that maximise resource recovery. With Drillhole Optimiser geologists can assess multiple scenarios and budgets taking into account existing drilling, locations and resource classifications.
Automated Pit Designer has been enhanced in this release to aid dynamic pit design. It helps engineers improve the pit design process, reducing the time to proceed from pit optimisation outputs to an actual pit design, complete with ramps.
End of period reconciliation of volumes is now easier with the updated open pit Compliance tool. Automatic comparison of multiple surfaces against solids helps planners identify how closely short and mid-term plans have been followed.
Dynamic reserving is an interactive feature that displays reserve information for nominated regions on the fly. Vulcan users can get basic or advanced reports, charts and fast reserves simply by picking a solid.