Block Cave Optimisor optimises the footprint and column heights for a cave, considering all the important constraints.
Evaluator is a global scheduling and cut-off grade NPV optimiser, based on a Mixed Integer Programming method.
Haulage Automator automatically generates haulage profiles for a given schedule. It is comparable to the strings produced through manual design, but without the need for manual design. The tool automatically generates period advance surfaces, and then generates a haulage string for each source-destination combination in the period.
Stopesizor is a tool that modifies a Resource model for the minimum geometry of an underground mining method.
Stage Automator takes the inventory within a shell and an ordered string file from the mine planner to code stages into the block model, ensuring practical mining stages.
This article provides a case study of how TOC can be used to drive mining project value improvements for a nickel laterite project.
Several of our recent projects required blending multiple elements simultaneously to produce a saleable product quality. The ability to maximise the amount of saleable product from the resource was of utmost importance to the project economics; after all, this sets the revenue generation capacity.
This paper provides a case study of how TOC to drive operational improvement of a large underground mining complex.
Snowden is pleased to announce the appointment of John Hearne as our new CEO.
With mine plan compliance in front of mind, Snowden’s Reconcilor 8 has been developed using an automated suite of business rules applied to imported data enabling confidence in the data and providing a means to compare data across all sectors of the mine value chain with ease and speed.