Press Release

Datamine to distribute 3d-Dig software globally

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Datamine has signed a global agreement to distribute and support the full suite of 3d-DigPlus products from Earth Technology Pty Ltd. The unique 3d-Dig technology validates short term mine designs and schedules by performing a detailed simulation of the digging process for draglines, truck/shovel and dozer operations.
Used in conjunction with Datamine’s Studio OP mine planning application, 3d-Dig can deliver a feedback loop in the planning cycle that improves design decisions and schedule compliance. “This detailed modelling can greatly reduce the risk of poorly estimated mining rates or issuing excavation plans with impractical extraction sequences,” said Dylan Webb, Technology Director at Datamine. “The ability to visualize in 3D a detailed mathematical model of waste dumping is a valuable addition to the Datamine toolset for open pit mines.”
The landform reshaping module provides an exceptional toolset to rapidly and accurately estimate and plan the rehabilitation process, an area of mine planning that is often under-estimated in terms of operational complexity and budget impact.
Datamine customers now have the opportunity to handle the entire planning process from pit optimisation to mine design, drill and blast design, extraction simulation and landform reshaping all in a single portfolio of products from one vendor, with local service anywhere in the world.”

About Earth Technology
Earth Technology specialises in software development, mathematical modelling, research and specialist consulting for the Mining, Mineral Processing and Explosives Industries. Earth Technology’s excavation editor and dragline simulator 3d-Dig, is widely used in the Australian, North American and South African open cut coal industries. Over the past five years, Earth Technology has worked in conjunction with several organisations to develop niche products including the 3d-DigPlus mining simulation suite.

About Datamine
Datamine is a world leading provider of the technology and services required to seamlessly plan and manage mining operations. With operations in fourteen countries, Datamine provides solutions ranging from exploration data management and orebody modelling to mine planning and operations to over 1,400 companies worldwide. Our software solutions integrate with our consulting and training services to ensure that we provide our clients with industry-leading support and expertise.