A Mineral Resource Classification System (MRCS) tailored exclusively for De Beers

Z* recently completed a Mineral Resource Classification System (MRCS) for use on all De Beers operations. The main part of the MRCS is a scorecard system focussing on key aspects of diamond resource classification. An SQL database and user-friendly front end make this a robust, easy to use system with many unique qualities. De Beers […] Read more

Z* DEVELOPS A SPECIALISED MINE PLANNING SYSTEM FOR DE BEERS MARINE

During 2014/15 Z* designed and developed an integrated mine planning system for De Beers Marine that was required to produce long and short term plans as well as day to day operational mine plans. The IMPS employs leading edge technology which includes the application of linear programming techniques and the use of Artificial Intelligence methods […] Read more

DANIE KRIGE GEOSTATS CONFERENCE

During August Sean attended the 2 day Danie Krige Geostatistical Conference in Johannesburg where the theme was the benefits that spatial modelling can bring to mine evaluation and estimation processes. The conference, organised by the SAIMM, was well attended by international and local delegates. At the same time Sean attended the Danie Krige Memorial Lecture […] Read more