Automated Ore Blocking
Used by Geologists, Technical Services and Mine Managers to deliver better results against mine plans by enabling unprecedented efficiencies and technical assurance to increase the value of ore recovery.
Achieve better results
Ore blocking can often be subjective with different geological approaches. Our solution allows you to configure constraints and parameters around the process so that results are objective, consistent and repeatable which gives you greater confidence in predicting the amount of high-grade ore.
Reduce dilution, increase profitability
Be more selective in what you mine to produce more high-grade ore by assessing different flinch and over the bench heights to reduce dilution. Our solution brings automation to an otherwise manual process which in turn increases ore recovery by as much as 5-10% which in some cases has converted to tens of millions per mine in savings or increased revenues.
Fast decisions and results
Conduct and visualise multiple blasts and scenarios in 3D at any one time to quickly assess differences and make informed subjective decisions in line with your mine plan. As a cloud solution, we support your terabytes of data and speed up the processing which desktop applications simply cannot match.
Integrations to extend your capability
Used in conjunction with our Block Model Management & Governance and Geology Data Management solutions, you can further increase ore recovery, reduce scenario analysis timeframes and increase excavator and truck utilisation. We also integrate with leading mine planning packages like Vulcan and Datamine to sync ore and waste blocks with spatial data.
Hear from our experts
Our Chief Geoscientist Heath Arvidson and Chief Development Officer Mark Forster discuss the trends, challenges and technology associated with ore recovery and ore blocking
Ore block outs
Calculates block-out for a blast or whole bench
Store drillholes, wireframes and topography in one database
View 3D grade ore blocks to make more informed decisions
Automatically sub-divide blasts based on a series of configurable constraints and grades
Select block models or blast hole assays as the data source
Rules & direction
Configure product dilution rules and mining direction
Set default and adjustable cut-off grades
Configurable mining grid sizes
Select the required number of data points per block for blast hole assays
Set default or automated flitch heights
Outline maximum and minimum ore and waste block tonnages
Run multiple scenarios such as flitch mining bench in two or three passes
Extend your capability
Our integrations with other K2Fly solutions as well as 3rd party solutions means you have one source of truth and significant efficiency and output gains
Third Party Solutions
Automated Ore Blocking can integrate with any modern mine planning system. For example, blast designs created in Vulcan, automatically creates the ore and waste blocks in our Automated Ore Blocker solution, and then saves the selected blocks, and all related spatial information, to both databases.