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ARANZ Geo releases workflow solution Leapfrog® Geo

ARANZ Geo releases workflow solution Leapfrog® Geo

Leapfrog® Geo, the next generation in implicit modelling, advances modelling for geology and mineralisation to provide substantial business benefits

Christchurch, 25 February 2013 – ARANZ Geo Limited, developer of 3D geological modelling software Leapfrog® (www.leapfrog3d.com), today announced the release of Leapfrog Geo, a new workflow-based solution for modelling geology and mineralisation. Leapfrog Geo is the next generation in implicit modelling and the business benefits for users can often be measured in millions of dollars, making it an essential tool.

Developed in collaboration with industry heavyweights and customers, Leapfrog Geo advances the techniques pioneered in Leapfrog Mining with intuitive workflows that simplify operation and enhance flexibility. The focus was on solving key problems with geological modelling that were significantly adding to risk, including not being able to quickly and easily look at different scenarios and hypotheses, and not being able to make the most of the latest information.

Shaun Maloney, ARANZ Geo’s CEO, says, “It became clear that a workflow-based solution would simplify model production and make it systemised and auditable. Leapfrog Geo allows geologists and business managers to stand back and see the big picture, better and faster than ever.

“Speed, efficiency and flexibility mean opportunities can be capitalised on and risks identified without delay. ROI can also be achieved quicker. So we’re limiting their risk exposure and optimising modelling and overall operating efficiency.”

Light work of model building
Leapfrog Geo’s speed, agility and workflows make light work of building multiple models, which can be tested against multiple futures.

Better decision-making and transparency
Maloney adds, “Decisions are only as good as the information they’re based on. Leapfrog Geo makes it easy to incorporate new data straight away and change course when needed, which can have a dramatic impact on the bottom line.”

Another highlight is the auditable model build process which can be easily verified. A central chronology table sets the geological sequence of model components, and workflows guide the user through the building process. This approach simplifies and standardises their work, and allows models to be easily updated, reviewed and shared. Decisions become transparent and traceable, further reducing an organisation’s exposure to risk.

Interpolation module
Leapfrog Geo features an add-on Interpolation module that provides a robust indication of the available resource whilst ensuring the effects of geology are incorporated clearly and effectively. Intuitive workflows and simplified operation means rapid grade contouring is now accessible to many levels of users.

Major advance for resource estimation
The Leapfrog model is produced as a continuous shape that clarifies artifacts and domaining deficiencies. This rapid grade contouring is not available in traditional geostatistical packages and is an important step in verifying domains and estimating parameters. The Interpolation module also integrates with, and complements, traditional geostatistical workflows. The successful synergy of implicit geological modelling, interpolation and geostatistics is a major advance for grade shell production.

The power of 3D
A key factor in Leapfrog’s success has been its outstanding 3D graphics. Leapfrog Geo offers even better graphics. High-end OpenGL 3.0 shaders leverage the local graphics hardware and achieve higher frame-rates for even more realistic rendering, especially when using transparencies.

“Seeing the discovery of a deposit literally unfold before your eyes has compelling impact. A major industry player endorsed this by making Leapfrog mandatory for management and board presentations,” says Maloney.

ARANZ Geo and its global network of Leapfrog distributors not only provide training sessions for model builders, but also for decision making managers.

Available in 32 and 64-bit architectures, large data sets can be handled with ease, with a faster engine that powers the software and enables high speed model development. For more information on Leapfrog Geo and a fully featured trial visit www.leapfrog3d.com

About ARANZ Geo:

ARANZ Geo Limited is an established developer of 3D geological modelling solutions for the mining, hydrogeology and geothermal industries that enable executives to make dramatically better decisions. Now the thought leader in 3D geological modelling, the company’s origins were in medical imaging. The move into explorations and mining markets saw ARANZ Geo revolutionise the way geological models are developed and used. The Leapfrog® suite of 3D modelling packages are trusted decision making tools used by the world’s leading mining companies and investment houses. Wherever geology needs to be understood Leapfrog’s speed and dexterity enables senior executives and geologists to make critical, time sensitive investment decisions that reduce risk. Not just an exploration tool, Leapfrog can be used at every stage of the life of a mine, hydro or geothermal project. ARANZ Geo’s R&D Centre and head office is based in Christchurch, New Zealand. Local Leapfrog support offices operate in five key territories: Asia/Pacific, Africa, South America, North America and Europe. For more on ARANZ Geo see www.aranzgeo.com and for more on Leapfrog visit www.leapfrog3d.com

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