CARLSON GEOLOGY software

The Carlson Geology Module uses drillholes, channel samples, and user-defined 3D polyline data to create accurate and easy-to-use geologic models. A variety of industry-standard modeling algorithms are available, allowing you to create stratigraphic grid models and block models that are realistic, reproducible, and reliable.

CARLSON GEOLOGY software

Analyze, Model, and Perfect Your Geologic Work

 

DRILLHOLES

  • Import from any format using custom settings
  • Store drill data directly in the CAD drawing or dynamically link to external databases
  • Draw geologic columns in section-view or in 3D to correlate strata
  • Validate holes with queries and reports
  • Use tools such as Strata Polylines, Horizon Codes, and Drillhole Equations to build complex models
  • Import E-Log geophysical LAS files and core images

MODELING

  • Use industry-standard modeling algorithms and supporting commands to ensure accurate representation of the geology
  • Create macros to update models with new data
  • Investigate models with inspection tools and colored, hatched isopachs
  • Enhance models with Limit Lines and Strata Polylines for detailed strata behavior
  • Automatically model strata pinchout and seam splits
  • Account for incomplete drilling with conformance settings
  • Compare Geologic Models and user-modified Mining Models to quantify available vs. recoverable reserves

CROSS-SECTIONS & FENCE DIAGRAMS

  • Plot geologic cross-sections or view in realtime with dynamic section line adjustment
  • Color cross-sections by strata or grade and plot drillholes for reference
  • Stack up sections in 2D, or draw in 3D to visualize with existing topography and mine designs
  • Generate accurate dragline range diagrams on actual geologic models

FAULTS

  • Add fault lines with variable dip angles and displacements to represent normal or reverse faults
  • Draw fault planes and strata grids for 3D visualization
  • Calculate fault shift automatically by analyzing surrounding drillholes
  • Quickly label strike and dip for fault mapping

MINE RESERVES

  • Use Geologic Models for reserve estimation with weight-averaged quality attributes
  • Generate strip ratio grids to determine economically feasible mine areas
  • Detail reports with custom equations
  • Export reports directly to text, Excel, Access, XML, and other database formats
  • Analyze deposits with Reserve Classification to report measured, indicated, inferred, and hypothetical reserves
  • Fine tune reserve estimation with waste dilution, strata specific recovery percentages, variable densities, and thickness filtering
  • Calculate pit reserves by vertical quantities, overall highwall slopes, or detailed bench-by-bench designs¬†
  • Visualize volumes over time with surface history files

KRIGING AND VARIOGRAMS

  • Generate block models by 3D Kriging, Discrete, and Inverse Distance algorithms
  • Use the Variogram Generator to analyze trends and determine the nugget, sill, and range with 3D anisotropy
  • Choose from variogram types such as semivariogram, covariogram, and correlogram

BLOCK VIEWING

  • Define grade ranges with multiple attributes to categorize different classes of material in reserve reports
  • View partial or full block models with inclusion/exclusion perimeters constrained by surfaces or closed solids
  • Isolate block grades to inspect specific qualities
  • Inspect models by depth or elevation with dynamic feedback on grades
  • Add drillholes, surface topography, and mine designs on top of blocks for full design visualization

OPTIMIZED PIT DESIGN

  • Define block values with user-defined equations
  • Create value block models to determine the profitability of each block
  • Output optimal pit shells of profitable mining blocks
  • Re-run calculations as costs change to view revised pit limits