The "True" 3D Stope Optimiser

GeoMine Stopemizer is a stope optimization software for underground mine planning. It can optimize stope size, shape and boundary from a grade or dollar (block) model. The stope design created by Stopemizer is not only optimum for a given stope layout, but also practical for engineering use as it produces optimal mineable shapes in respect of important geotechnical and geometric constraints, such as pillar sizes and positions, hanging wall and foot-wall trough angles of draw points, as well as the locations of draw points. Unlike other existing mine planning software tools for underground stope optimization on the market that use heuristics such as Floating Stopes, Stopemizer guarantees the optimality of the stope design for a given stope layout. In a nutshell, Stopemizer’s 3D stope optimization algorithm is to underground optimization as what Lerchs–Grossmann’s 3D pit algorithm is to open-pit optimization. To our knowledge, ThreeDify Stopemizer is the first true 3D stope optimizer for underground optimization. Furthermore, Stopemizer also includes a powerful Stope Design Reconciliation tool.

Stopemizer is agnostic to mining methods: it can be applied not only to all stoping methods, but also to all caving methods including longwall, sublevel caving and block caving. In case of a caving method, Stopemizer will determine the optimum "panel" (in lieu of stope) dimensions and locations.

Stopemizer Key Benefits

  • Advanced Analytics: Compare and reconcile stope designs with the as-built stopes.
  • Powerful: The rigorous 3D optimization algorithm guarantees optimality of the stope design for a given stope layout.
  • Practical: Ability to specify pillar sizes and positions, hanging wall and footwall trough angles and the locations of draw points, as well as imported 3D meshes to create mineable shapes.
  • User Friendly: Full 3D power within GeoMine workspace.
  • A great time-saver: A new stope layout can be evaluated in a metter of minutes, not hours or days.
Stopemizer Screenshots
System Requirements:

OS: 64-bit Windows 7, 8.1 and 10
Disk 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.