LoopResources – reducing the mining footprint
Project Number: P1253
Status: Seeking Expression of Interest
Amira Program Manager: Olga Verezub
Amira Global in collaboration with a research group led by Dr Laurent Ailleres has developed a new project P1253 – LoopResources – reducing the mining footprint which will automate property modelling and associated uncertainty propagation in implicit 3D geological models. The researchers propose to interpolate properties, using primarily geostatistics, in 3D curvilinear domains defined by and conformable to geological layering with the aim to estimate every rock volume in terms of their metallurgical, geological and petrophysical properties, and grades. This new library and supporting technology will help to reduce the energy and environmental footprint of mining operations, from exploration through discovery to mining.
The project builds on previous ~AUD$6M investment (which includes the Australian Research Council (ARC), Federal, State and Territory Geological Surveys and the MinEx CRC) for the development of the Loop platform (https://loop3d.org/).
Key Sponsor benefits will include:
- Improvement of 3D geological modelling methods from district to mine scale; ,
- Adaptation of geostatistical methods to build property models in implicit models of the geology. This includes resource and geotechnical/geometallurgical property models;
- Characterisation and mitigation of geological uncertainties throughout the entire workflow;
- The ability to optimise exploration and resource drilling, as well as mine scheduling.
The project is currently seeking expression of interest, so if your company is interested in obtaining more information about the study, please contact Amira’s Program Manager Olga Verezub at email@example.com
Listen to Dr Laurent Ailleres present LoopResources at the Amira Global ROAR 2020