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What's New for PCBC 6.5Bring Power and Flexibility to Your Block Cave Operation

PCBC is used by virtually every mining company involved in block caving who depend on it to improve profits through better mine plans, schedules and production management. PCBC clients realise substantial increases in deposit value through more accurate resource estimations and reports, while benefiting from better dilution management and geotechnical stability. PCBC has a proven track record for keeping production schedules current under the dynamically changing conditions at operating mines. With decisions based on a single source of data housed in a central database, PCBC users spend less time updating mine plans, evaluating scheduling options and running profitability scenarios.

PCBC Benefits

  • Risk reduction for large capital projects by evaluation of multiple scenarios.
  • Better grade modelling and forecasting by using multiple material mixing options.
  • Complete integration from pre-feasibility modelling right through to daily production which is unmatched in the block cave industry.
  • Powerful production scheduling which can rapidly be updated and modified for real production statistics.
  • Provides powerful management reports for effective monitoring of dynamic situations.

Sub-level Caving

GEOVIA is pleased to offer PCSLC, a powerful set of capabilities for building sub-level caving production schedule modules.

Watch: PCBC Workshop Highlights

Watch Introduction to the New Features in Surpac 6.3 Video
Watch: PCBC Workshop
Highlights - Brisbane, Australia
(02:38 min)

Gemcom Software was acquired by Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, in July 2012. It is now known as GEOVIA.


PCBC Customer Quote "I consider Gemcom to be the foremost authority in the block cave mining method. They helped De Beers come up with a mining system that was all-encompassing and aligned with our strategic vision."
- Jaison Rajan, Section Leader−Mining Technical, Finsch Mine, De Beers Consolidated Mines Inc.