Micromine launches software updates

MICROMINE has released its Geobank 2013 and Micromine 2013, the latest versions of the company’s geological data management and exploration and mine design solutions.
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Drillhole assay grades shown in the new solid trace style, coloured and sized according to grade

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Geobank 2013 includes a variety of new features and benefits designed to improve data security, data accuracy and reliability and reporting capabilities, facilitating increased data confidence.

Geobank is a flexible, reliable and secure data management solution specific to the resource industry, according to Micromine.

The application provides a solution for the entire mining process by offering a framework for data capture, manipulation, synchronisation, validation, geological information, drillhole management, quality assurance and reporting.

“Micromine’s Geobank development team has worked tirelessly over the past two years to develop new functionality that will further benefit our clients and the industry at large,” Geobank product manager Steve Bastick said.

“Geobank 2013 includes a new advanced reporting module designed to ensure all clients’ reporting requirements are achieved through the ability to configure, store and run complex reports.

“Major features include charting, data-binding, master-detail reports, sub-reports and a fully featured graphical end-user chart designer.

“The solution also includes a new data model framework module which allows users to build their data model quickly and easily through the provision of tools that support common data processes and data requirements.

“As a flexible solution that can be customised to clients’ needs, the framework can be developed according to a specific data model.”

Australian coal exploration and development company Endocoal gave its testimonial for Geobank with resource geologist Charlie Lord saying: “We chose Geobank as it fulfilled our data management, validation and reporting criteria.

“From our experience with Geobank, areas such as importing and exporting are easy, yet powerful.

“Our internal and external workflows are more sound and consistent. And most importantly, we have total confidence in the quality of our data.”

Micromine 2013 is a modular exploration and mine design solution which allows for the capture, management and interpretation of critical mining and exploration data.

It follows on less than two years after the release of Micromine 2011.

“Consistent with all Micromine releases, the new features in Micromine 2013 focus on intuitive usability with enhanced workflow methodologies and logical processes,” Micromine product manager Daria Lvova said.

“Productivity gains continue to be an area of focus through faster processing speeds, flexible import and export functions and computability with third-party applications.

“The release includes two new modules: stratigraphic modelling and implicit modelling, along with many enhancements and further improvements to all other modules.”

Using Micromine 2013’s new implicit modelling module, it is effortless to create and visualise the most complex wireframes.

The implicit modelling module uses industry-standard radial basis functions to model grade shells, lithology boundaries, faults and surfaces.

The wifeframes are readily displayed in Vizex – Micromine’s 3D environment – and are a valuable tool for finalising geological interpretations.

Micromine 2013 incorporates seam block models along with the associated seam modelling workflow.

Seam modelling tools simplify the creation of SBMs, including splits, plies, overburden and interburden, even in stratigraphically complex areas.

“I am confident that our clients will realise the benefits the solutions have to offer,” Micromine chief executive Kevin Fitzpatrick said.

“Like all of Micromine’s applications, these releases have been developed according to clients’ needs.

“Micomine is committed to listening to its clients and developing solutions that are fit for purpose, intuitive, easy to use, logical and flexible.

“By re-investing a significant percentage of annual revenue into research and development, Micromine ensures its clients benefit from the latest technological advances with frequent, timely releases and updates.

“In addition to the company’s research and development program, Micromine invests a considerable amount of time and effort into its intensive beta testing programs.

“These programs ensure latest software versions satisfy the needs of stakeholders when released to the market.”