Mining and exploration software provider Micromine has signed an academic agreement with the Camborne School of Mines (CSM) at the University of Exeter in the UK.
CSM’s Tremough campus will integrate the company’s namesake exploration and mine design software, Micromine, into its undergraduate and postgraduate courses to provide a technical learning experience for the students.
Students can use it for research projects, whether it is for undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation or PhD research.
CSM’s programme director of MSc Mining Geology Dr Charlie Moon is excited to start using Micromine in the course.
“We decided to adopt the package in response to student requests for training in an industry standard package for plotting and interpreting exploration and mine data.
“We know that such training is a key part of the CV for graduates entering the mining industry.”
Teaching staff can use Micromine for a range of technical teaching exercises using real world data, which will expose students to mineral exploration, 3D geological modelling, geostatistics, resource estimation, pit optimisation, mine design and scheduling.
The latest version of the software has had enhancements in resource estimation, pit optimisation and resource scheduling modules.
It also has improved features for better target accuracy and speed. It has a new implicit modelling module and a new stratigraphic modelling module.
Micromine UK regional manager Tim Tuder said: “We are very pleased to be announcing this new technical and research collaboration with the Camborne School of Mines – a world-class education institution.
“Micromine aims to bolster CSM’s exploration, planning, and mine management educational programmes. We hope the strength and sophistication of Micromine’s technology will become a tremendous asset to both lecturers and students at Camborne School of Mines.”
Micromine has also previously tied up with University of Leicester’s Department of Geology and other universities across Europe.