2018 November

Prominas/MineSight Tips & Tricks: MineSight Atlas – Detailed control of your activities.

The design and scheduling of operations tasks are some of the most complex steps in sequencing and validating mining activities. In MineSight Atlas you can view and change your sequencing in real time, directly on the screen or through pre-defined restrictions, allowing the user to make his plan quickly and consequently have more time for analysis and improvement of his projects. In this Tips & Tricks we will highlight some types of restrictions that will help users to have better control and optimization of planned activities, imposing start and end methods for each activity. Finish By: This option allows you to define a date when the activity must be finished by allocating resources in order to meet a deadline. The resource allocation option for setting a date can be programmed in two…

Tips & Tricks Prominas/MineSight: The new Model Calculation!

When creating a geological model, interpolating or using it in mine planning, you will certainly need some kind of extra calculation for coding the block model, which is an essential part of the process, such as density coding, value economics, equivalent grades, classification codes, among others. For this purpose we have Model Calculation, which is a robust MineSight tool. With this it is possible to create several formulas to code in the block model in a timely manner, several limit options and possibilities of block-by-block tests before executing the formula in the entire block model, saving you time. The novelty now is that MineSight will release a revamped version of this tool, with a range of new features and a dynamic interface, in addition to transforming it into a plug-in, optimizing procedures. You…

Prominas HxM Newsletter | MineSight: New approaches to pit and phase operationalization.

You've probably heard the saying "cheap is expensive", right? This usually happens when you have chosen the cheapest option and the end result does not live up to your expectations. To obtain the desired quality, it is not always necessary to invest more resources, but to optimize and/or adapt your demand, because “time is money”. The main strategy of a project is to balance the time x quality x cost relationship. When we talk about quality, it is important to have the very clear concept that quality is suitability for use and also compliance with requirements, that is, defining what is important in demand. MineSight is a software provider of integrated and innovative solutions that guarantee ease, agility and, above all, quality so that we can get even closer to the shortest time, the best results and the lowest cost. We often have…

HxM Blast Innovating and Optimizing your blast!

Hexagon Mining | MineSight is bringing greater precision, reliability and flexibility into one of the most difficult stages of mining, through a new tool that is revolutionizing the design and execution of drilling and blast plans in mining. HxM Blast allows to improve fragmentation results, excavator loading rate, reduce secondary blasts, improve operational floor condition, slope stability and mainly increase productivity and reduce costs. In a single interface, the user can design drilling meshes, apply blast parameters to the holes, perform validations, interact with other MineSight tools, among other resources. HxM Blast will provide more control over drill mesh design, management and reporting and its modern interface reflects the look and feel of current MineSight products. One of the features…

Point Cloud: Technology for Point Cloud visualization

Hexagon Mining brings another great news for MinePlan users. After the insertion of xViewer (a new, more agile and faster Viewer) into the work teaching, starting with version MS3D 10.50, a new Hexagon technology used to visualize point clouds was coupled in a revolutionary way in MinePlan, Point Cloud. With this new option, you can use RGB channel values to view an impressive amount of detail from any survey technology, be it Laser Scanner or Photogrammetry. This new technology in MinePlan is available for use together with xViewer, where all MinePlan licenses have this new functionality, as Point Cloud is available in the Core component, existing in all package licenses. To import this data, the user must click on the MinePlan menu -> File -> Create Point Cloud and…

D&T - QAQC - Quality Control and Assurance

Hexagon Mining has just released MineSight QAQC, a flexible and easy-to-use product for validation and determination of precision and accuracy in field samples. These field samples are arguably the most important parts of a mine assessment and design process. Incorrect assay information means failure of mine plans and potentially large financial losses. MineSight is a comprehensive mine planning platform that is used for mine modelling, design and sequencing. MineSight QAQC provides critical graphing and analysis functionality for analytical samples, standards, blanks and duplicates returning from the chemical analysis lab. The tool has full integration with MineSight Torque, which is Hexagon Mining's hole/sample manager. In the QAQC, there are components for statistical analysis of grade data from the laboratory, control…

News – MSSO MultiPeriod: Increase the value of your mine.

MineSight Schedule Optimizer (MSSO) is consolidated in the market as the best and most complete tool for the short, medium and long term sequencing of open pit and underground mines. However, once again the MSSO stands out as an avant-garde tool, not only for its ease and excellent results in conventional sequencing, but also for opening up a horizon of new possibilities. In view of its great potential and the great results demonstrated, we would like to present the programming with MultiPeriod, which allows the grouping of periods so that the calculations are made in global periods, and not unitary ones as traditionally performed, thus resulting in an optimal global solution. with the best result for the proposed objective. With the use of the MultiPeriod option, we can mention two great advantages: First, this type of programming allows a global view and not just a specific one…

Tips & Tricks Prominas/MineSight: Creating and Viewing Block Models.

MineSight is a comprehensive platform that meets all needs in a mining project and is widely used for sample database, modelling, planning, design and mine sequencing. In this Tips & Tricks, we will highlight some tools for preparing the block model, as well as showing the various options for editing, coding and viewing the models. For initializing and editing the block model, creating new variables, changing the limits and dimensions of blocks, cloning and copying existing models, etc.; we have the convenience of the Model Manager tool. The Model Manager tool has an intuitive interface, in which you can easily create models of GSM, GSF, 3DBM types, create compressed and sub-blocked models and also allow cloning models. According to the types of models, MineSight has several ways to encode the block model, which can be…

D&T – HxM Blast: Innovating and Optimizing your blast!

In pursuit of continuous improvement in drilling and blasting activities, Hexagon Mining | MineSight increasingly improves HxM Blast. The following are some of the great advancements of the tool. One of the great novelties presented in HxM Blast is the option of an electronic initiation system. This type of detonator allows greater control and use of detonations, generating production gains, lower costs, lower vibrations, safety, reduction of environmental impacts, among others. By using the electronic detonator it is possible to create several Sub Shots and thus load the holes taking into account the different lithologies. It is also possible to apply different explosive loads in the same hole considering the lithological variation (Deck) and thus achieving an optimization of the blast, with better adaptation to the desired granulometry and reduction of explosive costs. Another new feature is the ability to perform…

D&T – The big benefits of the MineSight Economic Planner (MSEP) pit optimizer

Finding the right strategy at the conceptual level of the project is crucial as it will provide improvements in all subsequent scheduling and sequencing techniques. MineSight Economic Planner (MSEP) makes it possible to quickly evaluate different scenarios and define the best mining strategy for the project, through economic evaluations and cut grade optimization. In addition to all this strategic importance, today we are going to highlight the most relevant points and the great advantages offered by MSEP: MSEP also has the Pseudoflow algorithm, which is a pit optimization method that considerably reduces execution times. Compared to Lerchs & Grossman's algorithm, Pseudoflow is much faster and the result is the same; MSEP has several manual controls for the design and analysis of phases (pushbacks), with the options: Base, MULTP, MULTV, MULTZ, AUTOP and Starter Pit. Thus, it is possible to control in a simple and objective way, obtaining a better result; …