The gold price is influenced by a range of external factors, so miners need responsive technology to plan for different scenarios and quickly adapt to changes.

To help users cope with fluctuations in the commodities market, Maptek offers solutions with advanced features, algorithms for running “what if” scenarios and flexible platforms and applications. This technology was showcased this week at the biennial gold exploration conference, NewGenGold, in Perth, Australia.

“Vulcan Data Analyzer will give users intuitive new tools to better understand geological data,” says Mike Husbands, Maptek’s Western Australia state manager of sales and services. “It has the ability to dynamically update variograms based on changing parameters and output high-quality charts for reporting.”

Husbands says Vulcan 10 also allows users to display block models made up of hundreds of millions of block and offer extra support for multi-threaded processors. “It includes enhanced implicit modeling with new uncertainty and radial basis functions.”

About Maptek

Founded more than 30 years ago, Maptek is a provider of innovative software, hardware and services for global mining. Maptek solutions are used at more than 1,700 sites in 75 countries, with applications across the mining cycle. Maptek develops industry-leading software including Vulcan, Eureka, Evolution and BlastLogic for mine evaluation, planning, design, scheduling, operation and rehabilitation.