Carlson Underground Mining

OVERVIEW

Quickly calculate volumes, generate tonnage reports, define any pattern of pillar cut, and produce accurate, customized reports with Carlson Software’s renowned ease of use. Mine plans can be quickly modified to compare alternatives, thereby ensuring the most efficient design.

 

UNDERGROUND MINE MAPPING

  • Process survey data and seamlessly generate mine maps
  • Calculate end-of-month tonnage for each working section
  • Use standard mapping symbols from the Mine Symbol Library, or build your own
  • Layout your room and pillar mine automatically using Advanced Panel Layout tools
  • View mine plans in 3D

 

UNDERGROUND MINE RESERVES

Calculate reserves with quality attributes, thickness, and grades. Report/display with user-defined parameters, such as:

  • Tonnage
  • Overburden
  • Area mined
  • Quality

 

UNDERGROUND SCHEDULING

  • Schedule timing and quality forecast based on actual geologic models
  • Individually schedule mining sections based on both productivity and operating schedules
  • Forecast difficult mining areas using Difficulty Factors as a function of time, location, or thickness
  • Add location-based events to account for specific tasks such as belt moves, stopping points, longwall moves, etc.
  • Update mine plans with new information and quickly reforecast timing
  • Export reports directly to text, XML, Excel, Access, or other database formats
  • Automatically calculate extraction ratios for custom pillar layouts
  • Generate panel data from simple text on mine maps
  • Report timing results by property owners

 

SDPS (SURFACE DEFORMATION PREDICTION SYSTEM)

  • Generate Isopachs and 3D colored models of subsidence based on depth of mining, geological characteristics, and mine design parameters
  • Model subsidence of the surface topography due to underground mining
  • Generate subsidence profiles based on pillar dimensions, panel width, depth/type of overburden, and more

 

DESIGN SOLIDS

  • Select existing CAD entities to define tunnel cross-section templates
  • Define template transitions to seamlessly join unique sections of the tunnel
  • Create solids from surfaces, rib polylines, or points
  • Define profiles and centerlines for alignment, or use 3D polylines
  • Design entries, drifts, raises, declines, and stopes

 

CAVITY SURVEYS

  • Import cavity surveys from scanners such as the Carlson C-ALS Gyro or Void Scanner (VS+)
  • Reduce and filter points to remove noise and unnecessary cavity features
  • Use methods such as Poisson or pure triangulation to generate solids

 

VISUALIZING SOLIDS

  • View solids together with block models, drillholes, and 3D sections with color variations and transparency
  • Draw solids as 3D polyline loops, or as full 3D faces
  • Link multiple solids together to show progression and mine advance

 

SECTIONS AND VOLUMES

  • Inspect solids with cross sections
  • Compare designs to as-mined to quantify and visualize over/under excavation
  • Calculate solid volumes using a Geologic Block Model to report tons and grades

 


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