In 2014, leading Australian gold miner, Evolution Mining, first introduced Leapfrog Geo to generate a geological model for the 2014 Mineral Resource Estimation, a major change compared to previously used explicit methods. Based on this success, Leapfrog Geo was then introduced to rapidly update the Grade Control (GC) block model.
Hans Andersen, Group Resource Geologist, Evolution Mining, says, “Using Leapfrog Geo we are able to model highly complex geology, giving improved representation of the various geological units. For the past 18 months Leapfrog Geo has also supplemented our grade control process enabling the dynamic updating of our GC block model. This has freed up significant modelling time and allows staff to concentrate on other high value geological activities.”
Since the final implementation, Evolution Mining have also experienced improved reconciliation practices and performance.