Underground Planning.

Underground Planning

Integrated Toolset

Datamine’s industry-leading systems form an unparalleled, integrated toolset for underground mine planning. Whether for an active mine production environment or a potential mine, from concept through to bankable feasibility stage, Datamine’s solution will help you design, plan and schedule all aspects of your underground mine.


Strategic Planning


Mineable Shape Optimiser


Based on algorithms developed over a ten year period of collaborative industry research, MSO automatically produces optimized stope designs to maximize the value of recovered ore within the given orebody geometry and design constraints. Supporting a wide variety of underground mining methods, MSO quickly generates individual stope designs saving days or even weeks of manual work. The process is repeatable and objective, eliminating the risk of different engineers achieving inconsistent reserve conversion.

Mine Design and Scheduling

Studio UG

Leading Edge

Studio UG is the brand new technology leading the way for integrated design and scheduling in underground mines. Extensive automation of data preparation delivers an extremely efficient and robust system for delivering design data to your scheduling environment. Mine standards are incorporated in templates, and multiple users can work on portions of the mine simultaneously. Studio UG is dynamically linked to EPS, the intuitive Gantt chart scheduling application that is used to apply practical constraints such as work calendars and equipment resource levelling.



Enhanced Production Scheduler

EPS is a comprehensive Gantt chart scheduler designed specifically for mining, with industry-specific functionality not available in off-the-shelf schedulers such as weighted average grades, equipment and crew resources and optional modules for blending and optimisation. EPS is dynamically linked to Studio 5D Planner, but can also be used in a stand-alone mode where visual animation of schedules is not required.

Schedule Optimisation Tool (SOT)
Did you know that for a given design, changes in the mining sequence can impact the NPV of the project by over 25%? The optional SOT module addresses this opportunity by applying a sophisticated Genetic Algorithm that assesses many sequence options, and ‘learns’ which sequencing strategies deliver the greatest value.



Aegis is the next generation in underground blasting software, providing automated underground drill and blast design. The system allows users to rapidly compare different scenarios and produce ring layouts, charging plans and blast letters to paper or directly to compatible drill rigs using IREDES. Aegis even optimizes the ring layout and charging to achieve a desired fragmentation outcome and reduce costs.


A key aspect of managing exploration data is quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC). Using Report Manager, you can monitor the precision, accuracy and contamination of all drill hole and point sampling data. Gain an in-depth understanding of the risk of your deposit, and the performance of your analytical lab(s). Sampling and analytical errors are clearly visible, empowering you to take appropriate action.


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