JKVBOC

JK Value Based Ore Control tool - our most recent innovative technology in blast movement.

JK Value Based Ore Control (JKVBOC) is an engineering tool to simulate and predict blast movement in open pit mining to make proactive decisions. The total simulation time lies between 30 and 90 minutes depending on the size of the blast, thus JKVBOC can be used to evaluate ore loss and dilution in real time, or to perform several pre-blast simulations to evaluate different blast pattern, blast timing and initiation options.

The package is designed for drill and blast engineers to run simulations prior to drilling to optimize pattern design parameters based on value of ore; mining engineers to provide informative decision for the excavation plan; geologists and ore controllers can improve the control of ore loss and dilution; and mineral processing fragmentation models and ROM PSD can be linked to downstream process to achieve optimum throughput and processing strategy. 

JKVBOC allows the user to:

  • Run multiple simulations daily to assess alternative blast designs
  • Find the best practices to maximise the value of the orebody
  • Develop digging strategies based on value rather than on grade
  • Accurately simulate blast movement to improve the control of ore loss and dilution

The power of JKVBOC goes beyond ore control: multiple simulations can be run to assess alternative blast designs daily, allowing on-site drill and blast engineers to find the best practices to maximize the value of the orebody.

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