The Micromine Exploration module includes the visualisation, drillhole management, analytical and modelling tools, statistical, and geostatistical functionality needed in a more advanced exploration or resource estimation project.



Micromine Core is mandatory for all Micromine modules.


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Drillhole assay grades shown in the solid trace style, coloured and sized according to grade

Drillhole assay grades shown in the solid trace style, coloured and sized according to grade.

Key Features

  • Polyline Sections for drawing cross-sections consisting of multiple segments
  • Advanced Vizex Contour, Pie Chart, Search Ellipsoid, and Seismic SEG-Y display objects
  • Additional Vizex drillhole Oriented Structure and Solid Trace display objects
  • Window geolinking to keep all views synchronised as you browse your spatial data
  • Advanced Dynamic Input Mode for drawing objects using CAD-like commands
  • Creating buffers from points, lines or polygons
  • A comprehensive statistical charting and reporting framework with interactive data syncing, selection and analysis modes. The following charts complement the histogram available in the CORE module:
    • Box-and-whisker plot
    • Q-Q plot
    • Scattergram, with point density contouring and various single or multiple regression modes
    • Multi-purpose chart, suitable for both numerical and categorical data
    • Shewhart Control and Cumulative Sum charts for assay quality control
    • Spider graph
    • Semi-variogram map and semi-variogram charts for geostatistical modelling
    • Stereonet with Terzaghi weighting and density contouring
  • Advanced trend surface analysis and paired samples analysis
  • Drillhole pattern generation for designing early-exploration drilling
  • Advanced tools for logging, reporting, extracting, compositing, and merging drillhole data
  • Drillhole calculations including numerous compositing options, roof and floor coordinates, zones of influence for stratigraphic deposits, true thickness, and wireframe pierce point depths
  • Oriented drillhole structural data processing, including on-the-fly calculation of apparent or true dip from raw core measurements
  • Drillhole log displays with interactive grade intersection calculations
  • Enhanced tools for creating gridded surfaces (including thin plate spline and kriging with or without a trend), clipping grid boundaries, generating contours, tagging points as above or below a grid, generating Z values from a grid, and converting between grids and other file types
  • DTM tools for creating and validating DTMs, calculating volumes, generating contours or boundary strings (polygons), calculating seam thicknesses, tagging points as above or below a DTM, generating Z values from a DTM, and converting between DTMs and other file types

Key Benefits

  • Designing an entire regularly-gridded exploration drill pattern in a single action
  • Easy management of drillhole information with advanced drillhole options
  • Doing more with your drillholes by combining, simplifying, or redistributing drillhole data using downhole, grade, interval, geology (and other) compositing methods
  • Advanced gridded surface tools that simplify advanced surface modelling and the interaction of grids with other data
  • Advanced DTM tools that make it easy to build digital terrain models, label points as falling above or below a DTM, and use a DTM to generate new Z (elevation) values
  • Flexible volume options for calculating cut-and-fill volumes or the volume between two DTMs
  • Effortless visualisation, interpretation and modelling of advanced project data
  • Extended Vizex displays that support seismic SEG-Y, contours, pie charts and advanced drillhole information
  • Advanced drawing tools that give you the flexibility to draw freehand and the control to enter specific distances, directions, or locations
  • Geolinking for quick spatial comparison and browsing across multiple linked windows
  • Interactive charts that make it easy to analyse advanced exploration data and produce visually appealing results. Use selection syncing to keep track of the real world: click a chart item to select the corresponding item in Vizex, or vice versa
  • Interactive tools that make geostatistical modelling a breeze. Use interactive sliders to dynamically refine a variogram map or semi-variogram chart, click a button to align Vizex to the variogram map and gain a better understanding of the anisotropy, and fit multi-component theoretical semi-variograms, whilst maintaining geometric anisotropy, in just seconds

Seismic SEG-Y data for the Cooper/Eromanga Basin with nearby petroleum and geothermal wells displayed as drillhole solids, coloured by geological age. Some key sedimentary layers are labelled.

Using drillhole solid traces to visualise the location of high-grade ore within an orebody. The cylinders are coloured and sized by grade.


The Exploration module extends the capabilities of Vizex (Visual Explorer), a visualisation environment for displaying, querying, and interactively editing multiple data layers.