Computing Skills Required of Today’s Mining Engineer

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Recently, I was invited to give a series of seminars at Chongqing University, Chongqing, China. On December 14, I gave a seminar with the above title to a group of mining engineering undergraduate students. My hosts and I had agreed … Continue reading

MineSight’s Underground Tools

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Last week, I came across this tweet (below) by MineSight, now owned by Hexagon (I blogged about this acquisition a while back), on their underground mining tools. I found it very interesting. I wish I could provide a detailed review … Continue reading

Automating tasks in Surpac: How macros can make you more efficient

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Using macros, included in mining planning software, can save you a lot of time and make you more efficient in your work. Macros are commonly used to automate repetitive tasks in software to save time. Surpac macros can make your … Continue reading

Software review: MineSched 8.0

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MineSched is one of those tools that has grown in leaps and bounds. So it is always exciting to learn of a major update. Late last year, Gemcom (Geovia) released MineSched 8.0. I have finally gotten the chance to install … Continue reading

Software review: Optihaul 2.0

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At last year’s MINExpo, I was given a demo of Optihaul 2.0, which is described by the maker as a short- to medium-term truck and shovel optimization and simulation package. I had never seen this particular package before and I … Continue reading