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Hard Rock Deposits

With a hard rock deposit the challenge is to extract, move, and process materials as efficiently and cost effectively as possible. You can achieve these objectives with GEOVIA’s software and technical services solutions which provide you with the tools and capabilities you need to model and interpret geology, design, schedule, survey, and manage production all the way through to final product.

With GEOVIA’s software you will find a wide variety of compelling benefits which will enable you to take your mining projects to the next level of productivity by:

  • Developing accurate geological and resource models.
  • Leveraging sophisticated geostatistics to quantify, visualise and analyse mineral deposits.
  • Analysing project economics and viability.
  • Optimising pit designs, stockpile utilisation, and blending to maximise NPV.
  • Designing mine plans to meet your volumetric and grade objectives. 
  • Engineering robust, economic, and easy to mine production schedules.
  • Employing an integrated software working environment to develop designs that maximise ore recovery.
  • Automating workflows to save time and improve operational efficiency.
  • Engineering robust, economic, and easy to mine production schedules.
  • Revaluating and optimising mine plans to deliver maximum economic return.
  • Reporting on production.
  • Managing production from the mine, trucking, plant, stockpiling, processing, to final product. 
  • Identifying production and equipment problems that would otherwise remain hidden. 
  • Improving alignment between planned and actual production.
  • Managing your data more effectively to secure it, version it, and make it available where and when it is needed.

Software Systems

  • GEOVIA Surpac™ – The world’s most popular geology and mine planning software. Surpac saves users significant time and increases operational efficiency by enabling workflows to be automated. 
  • GEOVIA GEMS™ – Data-driven collaborative geology and mine planning software protects data integrity and ensures the latest data is available on-demand, wherever it is needed.
  • GEOVIA Whittle™ – The world’s most trusted strategic mine planning software used to determine and optimise the economics of open pit mining projects.
  • GEOVIA MineSched™ – Production scheduling software with an interactive, easy to use 5-step workflow and visual scheduling canvas.
  • GEOVIA PCBC™ – The leading block caving solution, which is relied on by virtually every major block cave operation in the world.
  • GEOVIA Hub™ –  Provides secure remote collaboration that organises, centralises and enables the reliable sharing of exploration, planning, and production data over low-bandwidth connections.
  • GEOVIA InSite™ – Gives mining operations the tools and real-time data needed to improve production management from the mine to final product.


When you don’t have the time, or in-house resources are stretched to the limit and there isn’t budget for additional staff, GEOVIA helps you get your projects done. With expertise in the use and implementation of GEOVIA’s software, our services team works collaboratively with you to ensure you understand each step of the project, giving you confidence in the results and in your ability to work with the data when it’s complete. Our mining professionals provide cost-effective and timely services, including:

  • Sections and plotting generation.
  • Economic analysis and optimisation.
  • Geological interpretation and modelling.
  • Geostatistical analysis and interpretation.
  • Resource modelling.
  • Mine design.
  • Strategic mine planning and life-of-mine optimisation.
  • Scheduling.
  • Workflow automation.
  • Database design and set up. 
  • And more…