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Deswik to showcase new caving tool at MassMin 2016

May 5, 2016

Last month, Deswik released its new cave flow modeling tool, Deswik.Caving, as part of its latest software release, version 2016.1. With MassMin 2016 taking place next week, Deswik will use the event as a platform to officially launch and showcase the new tool to the underground mining industry.

Integrating with the Deswik software suite, Deswik.Caving simulates cave flow for the Life-of-Mine of a caving operation for several outcomes such as recovery, dilution and production scheduling. Users can create multiple caving scenarios with different ring sizes, schedules, flow characteristics. The caving scenario prepares a block model and schedules production for a flow simulation.  Deswik.Caving is suitable for use in all caving environments, including block caving, sublevel caving and incline caving.

Deswik.Caving is based on the PGCA cellular automata model developed by Gavin Power, a recognized geotechnical engineer in the caving industry. The integration of this proven flow modeling tool with Deswik’s range of advanced scheduling, visualization and planning strengths provides a powerful new resource for the caving industry.  Examples of work done using the software will be presented as part of the MassMin conference papers, including the following:

  • Campbell A. and Power G.  Increasing NPV by a third at an operating SLC mine using draw strategy optimisation
  • Power G and Campbell A. Modelling of Real-time Marker Data to Improve Operational Recovery in Sublevel Caving Mines

For more information, download the Deswik.Caving brochure.