2018 December

Tips & Tricks Prominas/MineSight: Easy and fast design of stacks, accesses and environmental applications!

There are some tools in MS3D that greatly simplify the work of users regarding the design of piles, pits and accesses. In this edition of Tips & Tricks, we will present four of them: Dump/Spoil to Target, Surface Reslope, Attach Template along Polyline and Pit Expansion. These tools can also be used for environmental applications. An article on this subject can be found at the link: //www.minesight.com/en-us/company/newsletters/september2013/environmentalapplications.aspx. Dump/Spoil to Target With this tool, present in the OP Eng Tools menu, it is possible to quickly design pile solids, having as input only a polygon, slope angle, tolerance, pile volume and topography. The Dump/Spoil to Target tool is interactive with the user and warns him, in the MineSight Message Window, if his goals are not achievable, then suggesting acceptable values for the project. Surface Reslope This tool, also present in the OP Eng menu…

Tips & Tricks Prominas/MineSight: MSPlanner in your everyday life!

Often, making the mine's production schedule more flexible in the short term is not an easy task! But then, how to meet the demands of materials for processing and the opportunities that the market has in store for us? MineSight Planner is the ideal mine advance management tool to guide this decision making. It allows the user to simulate the blending result of the most diverse types of materials available in the mine, through a previously configured reserve logic, and to define the best moment to mine these advances. When importing the cuts, through the AutoSlicer & Target Material option, it is possible to discretize the mining plans according to specific materials or cut grades, which makes decision-making more dynamic in the defined operational horizon: In an intuitive way, the user is able to of reproducing the flow of mined materials to the…

Tips & Tricks Prominas/MineSight: The Power of MSEP – Integrated Simultaneous Optimization and Sequencing in the same tool!

The robustness of the MineSight Economic Planner (MSEP) tool is directly linked to the history of Mintec and MineSight. Developed since 1970 and improved over the years, MSEP provides us with great ease, speed and reliability which are the hallmarks of MineSight tools. MSEP is at the top of the MineSight spiral, being a powerful tool that allows the design of economic pits, phases/pushbacks, production simulations, sequencing scenarios, economic evaluations, among others. With a diverse range of options, it can be used for pre-feasibility and economic feasibility studies, as well as in the conceptual study stages of a mining project. At the base of the tool is the MSOPIT, which uses the Lerchs-Grossman or Floating Cones algorithms for economic evaluation of the block model. Allied to the great features of MSEP is the Multi-Run facility, which enables…

Tips & Tricks Prominas/MineSight: Grade Interpolation with Grain Ranges – Faster, easier and simpler with MS!

We know that many times the manipulation of the block model is a little time consuming due to the amount of variables and blocks. In the case of deposits with analysis by granulometric range, this number of variables increases considerably. To estimate the model by range, the technique of accumulating the grade variables by range is used and these values are stored in the samples/composites and block model, requiring the creation of unaccumulated and accumulated variables per element. In this way, the model becomes confusing due to the immensity of variables, in addition to the user having to execute routines for the accumulation and deaccumulation calculations, causing a considerable increase in the process time, as the user must spend time executing such routines and the model due to its physical size (because of so many variables) makes executions slower. Through this tip…

Prominas/MineSight Tips & Tricks: MineSight – The smartest solution for underground mining!

This week we are going to talk about the big and important news for underground mine projects and how MineSight has managed to integrate numerous tools to facilitate the work and optimize the time of professionals in the area. This will be the first in a series of Tips & Tricks aimed exclusively at Underground tools. In this way, we will talk about how MineSight is the result of the application of experience and knowledge in order to illuminate the tasks of evaluation and engineering of underground mines. Atlas, Stope, Sub-Blocking, Implicit Modeler and a host of new CAD tools are the result of all this effort. MineSight Atlas and MineSight Sub-Blocking open up a new world of modeling and activity-based planning work for underground mines. In conjunction with MineSight Stope, Decline Design and Room and Pillar tools, the demand for productivity is now even more favorable under the surface. “MineSight…

Tips & Tricks Prominas/MineSight: MineSight Decline Design.

In this week's Tips & Tricks we'll talk a little about Decline Design, a new tool option that facilitates the design of accesses to underground mines. Decline Design is the tool that allows you to easily create accesses and ramps for underground mines, in order to find the shortest distance between two points, respecting slope and radius of curvature. Its configuration panel is quite simple and has the necessary options to create new accesses in just a few clicks. With the arrival of Decline Design, it is no longer necessary to develop the access manually, it is enough to inform the start and end points, letting the tool scale and return with the best result, always respecting the entered premises such as, radius of curvature, inclination of ramp, curved slope and type of access. In addition to all these…

D&T – HxM Blast: Innovation and Integration for Drilling and Blasting

MineSight is bringing precision and reliability to one of the most difficult stages of mining with a new drill and blast management tool. MineSight Blast will revolutionize the design and execution of drilling and blast plans with all the ease of MineSight 3D tools. In a single interface, the user will be able to draw drilling plans, apply blast parameters and connect a fire. According to Mark Gabbitus, MineSight Operational Product Manager, “MineSight Blast will redefine blasting. A bad blast can undo all the good work done by geologists and engineers to build a solid block model and mine plan. Therefore, it is vitally important that the design and execution of the blast minimize errors and interpret the effects when things don't go the way...

Tips & Tricks Prominas/MineSight: Implicit Modeler using True Thickness for layer stacking

MineSight Implicit Modeler (MSIM) has been increasingly innovating and incorporating many new features since its release. One of the latest additions is the True Thickness tool. One of the improvements incorporated into the tool is the ability to restore a previous setup easily. The output – Files tab now has the option to save settings. With this, it is possible to quickly and easily change the MSIM setups, exporting and importing the parameter files. In this edition, the modeling of two groups of layers that are separated by a discontinuity will be discussed. In each of these groups, a reference layer was chosen. The modeling is carried out from drilling information for these layers and the others will be built using True Thickness (TTHK), from the stacking technique. For this technique…

Prominas/MineSight Tips & Tricks: Short Term Planning for your mine has never been easier!

MineSight Planner (MSPlanner) is one of MineSight's latest powerful new tools, designed for interactively generating short-term mine plans with dynamic reports. Most of its functionality stems directly from the success of MineSight Interactive Planner (MSIP), but it is also distinguished by many other features. A simple and intuitive interface along with additional planning features that will allow you to generate, execute and evaluate mine plans with ease and greater efficiency. Among the benefits of MSPlanner, the following stand out: Generate reservation reports in real time with the integration of MineSight Reserve block models, enabling the realization of reconciliations in the tool. Assign transport fleets and…

Tips & Tricks Prominas/MineSight: Variographic Modeling and Grade Interpolation.

This Tips & Tricks provides helpful suggestions on how to refine interpolation parameters and improve the accuracy of your 3D block model (3DBM). The Pintrpq.dat procedure in MineSight Compass uses MineSight Torque drillthrough data to interpolate values in the block model. Several different interpolation methods can be performed with this procedure: kriging techniques, including ordinary kriging and indicatrix kriging, the gradient technique, among others. You can create multiple block models or multiple model items for any parameter in order to compare and verify the results of different interpolations. Limiting the tween area The ability to limit the area of your tween implies that the pintrpq.dat procedure will run faster, making your operations more time efficient. If you have a particular model…