Open Pit Planning.

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Deliver the best possible plan in record time by applying Datamine’s world-leading automation and optimization tools throughout your mine planning process.

Datamine provides a full range of open pit planning applications from strategic long term optimization, pit design and reserve generation through to short term material destination and operational equipment scheduling. This integration ensures robust strategic plans are executed reliably on the ground. With powerful animations and a range of other visual and numerical output formats, communicating plans throughout your organization is a breeze.

Find which Open Pit Planning product fits your needs by clicking on the following below.

NPV Scheduler

Pit Optimisation


NPV Scheduler provides a complete strategic open pit mine planning system with functionality spanning everything from pit optimization, pushback generation, cut-off grade optimization, scheduling, haulage optimization and stockpile management.

The system caters for alternative techniques beyond NPV for pit optimization to take account of material blending requirements or to maximize mine life. The innovative pushback generator delivers the most practical pushbacks of any competing product and the scheduling capability includes optimization techniques that look ahead to the entire life of the mine as opposed to considering just one period at a time.

Summit SOPP

Strategic Open Pit Planning

Improve confidence in capital allocation and long term strategic plans.
With SUMMIT SOPP mining engineers can rapidly determine assess the key value drivers in an uncertain environment by performing thousands of sensitivity scenarios. Simulation capabilities provide insights into the probability of achieving defined economic and mining outcomes.

Studio OP

Design & Scheduling – Minerals

Studio OP is a complete design and scheduling package for medium to short term planning of open pit mines. With a highly visual and interactive environment, Studio OP is packed with tools that make designing pits and waste dumps, preparing data and scheduling a breeze. The system includes sophisticated optimisation routines to achieve desired financial outcomes or product blend specifications with minimal manual intervention.
Schedules can be optionally exported to EPS for communication, reporting or further manipulation with its intuitive Gantt chart interface.


Design & Scheduling – Coal

In an industry of increasing pressure to continually maximise output from existing operations, MineScape helps meet this challenge with its secure database, advanced geological modelling and comprehensive mine planning and design capabilities. With a suite of integrated solutions designed for both open pit and underground mines for coal and metalliferous deposits, MineScape is a mining focused 3D CAD system supporting custom programming and reporting. It provides an easy to use and functionally rich interface designed to create professional graphic design outputs in both 2D and 3D PDF formats – greatly enhancing the visualisation and communication designs using Adobe Reader.


All-Encompassing Drill & Blast Software

DataBlast is a multi-user system covering the entire drill and blast process from design to in-field operations. Electronically transfer data, respond to changes in real time, and generate reconciliation reports. Identify trends and improve blasting performance over time.

Effectively design and implement your blasting plans to achieve consistent high quality results every time.


Simulate Detailed Digging Processes


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 Studio OP, 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. The ability to visualize in 3D a detailed mathematical model of waste dumping is a valuable tool for checking plans prior to issue and for reviewing and communicating with supervisors and operators.


Material Handling & Product Blending

BlendOpt is a solution platform that makes integrated planning and scheduling decisions of materials from Pit to Port. The software uses mathematical optimisation to simultaneously optimise thousands of decisions to dynamically control material qualities and blends.

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