Datamine Newsletter 2/2022

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Snowden Optiro

Reconcilor Celebrates 20 Years!

In 2002, Snowden collaborated with Newcrest Mining to create an industry defining reconciliation software package. 20 years on, Reconcilor is now recognised globally as the industry benchmark for metal reconciliation across the entire mine value mining chain.

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Relaunch of Snowden Optiro Activities in the Americas

Over the last two years, Datamine has increased its scope of activity in the mining market by acquiring Snowden and Optiro, important players in the global market of the mining industry advisory.  

Snowden Optiro is globally recognized for its excellence in consulting, training, and software. Now, it is providing services in the Americas… 

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Fresh Thinking by Snowden Optiro – Podcast

Fresh Thinking by Snowden Optiro Podcasts offers a fresh take on the world of geology and mining.  Our aim is to offer interesting technical podcasts for those working in or associated with the mining industry. 

Available for free on Stitcher, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and our Snowden Optiro… 

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Resource Modelling and Estimation

Vela Acquires Geovariances

Datamine is excited to welcome Geovariances, the latest addition to the Vela mining software portfolio that includes Datamine, acQuire, Minemax, Centric and Snowden-Optiro.

The Datamine team will now work even more closely with Geovariances, expanding on the previous partnership by delivering geostatistics solutions within the Studio RM resource modelling solution. We will now be in a position to deliver the most advanced geostatistics solutions to our customers and constantly incorporate the latest research in software updates. 

Read – Geovariances – Who are we? →

Resource Modeling
Major Release

Read about the upcoming version of Studio RM Pro 1.12 and Studio RM 1.12, to be released in July 2022.

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Success Story

Datamine Peru & Minsur S.A: Optimizing processes in the mining value chain.

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Strategic Mine Planning
The Integrated Way

Part 1: 

Strategic mine planning is all about defining a strategy to exploit the defined mineral resource in a way that maximises value throughout the life of the mine. The strategic plan should always be aligned with the view of the organization’s future outlook…  

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Part 2:

Coming in 3rd Edition

Part 3:

Coming in 3rd Edition

Training and Releases


We are excited to share that you can now earn South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP) CPD points when you attend one of our training courses in South Africa! 

This is a great opportunity to keep your professional registration with SACNASP up-to-date.

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Latest Releases

We are constantly improving our user experience through regular software updates.

Are you using the latest version?

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