Geological Modelling and Resource Estimation

GeoMine GeoModeler (GeoModeler), the mining and exploration industry's high performance 3D geological software tool for resource modelling and estimation, is engineered to model and visualize large and complex deposits. Underpinning GeoModeler is its innovative 64-bit Linear Octree based hybrid modelling kernel that enables large and complex multi-body ore deposits to be handled in a single session. It can precisely model folded and deformed ore-bodies with its state-of-art Dynamic Anisotropy interpolation system that allows the search volume to be calibrated to follow the trend of the mineralization precisely. GeoModeler is an ideal tool for preparing accurate resource estimates as input to subsequent mine design optimizations as well as for field geologists to create wireframes based on their drilling data.

GeoModeler provides true WYSIWYG 3D block modeling, geostatistical analysis and interactive visualization to help geologists integrate and transform multiple data sources into accurate resource modelling and estimates. Geologists and mine designers are able to accomplish their complex design and modelling tasks with this easy-to-use geological software tool. GeoModeler’s modern and componentized design encourages gradual adaptation on a module-by-module basis.

GeoModeler is a comprehensive geological software tool for block modelling with both implicit modelling (RBF) and explicit modelling (Kriging and Dynamic Anisotropy) techniques . With GeoModeler, creating a block model of grades is as easy as 1,2,3: you specify a block dimension, select an arbitrary mesh, and then choose Compute Selected. GeoModeler will voxelize your mesh(es) in real time and interpolate the grades of the blocks falling into the mesh(es), and your resulting block model will be auto-clipped to topography. It is that simple. Even more, with the latest GeoModeler release, no manual domaining is needed as (hundreds or thousands of) sub-domains are auto-computed from user supplied Dynamic Anisotropy Surface(s) which can be created either automatically given a traditional wireframe or manually from cross sections. Please refer to the following article to learn more about what Dynamic Anisotropy is and why we should care.

GeoModeler Key Benefits

  • Accurate:Surface-based Dynamic Anisotropic Interpolation technology avoids the common pitfall of over-smoothing in resource estimation.
  • Powerful:Model geologically complex deposits using hi-resolution block models with sub-blocking capability; Model tabular seam deposits with thin reef layers using arbitrarily rotated block models; Automatically generates Dynamic Anisotropic surfaces from composites; Create and assign user-defined continuous or categorical attributes to composites or block models using a powerful visual formula editor.
  • Easy-to-Use:Interactive WYSIWYG 3D block modeling on commodity laptops.
  • Flexible: Includes all common surface, solid and block model manipulation tools in the Foundation module of the GeoMine workspace, as well as a block model reconciliation tool.
  • Supportive:Tailored training and professional services to customize our software to suit your deposit.
GeoModeler Screenshots
System Requirements:

OS:64-bit Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 or 8.1
Space: 20 GB
Ram: 6 GB
CPU: Dual core or Quad Core CPU
Additional Requirements: A mid-class video card with a good OpenGL driver, e.g., ATI Radeon 5650 HD or higher. We do NOT recommend NVdia gaming video cards, especially GeForce 400 to 500 series, as they are known to have severely sub-standard OpenGL drivers.

Demo – Tutorials Feature List