Block model

The block model is an interpretation of the data in the resource model to generate a practical estimation of what can be extracted by appropriate mining methods.

The resource model is classified into blocks of a suitable size for the extraction and removal processes chosen - based on criteria such as economic value, operational methods, and geotechnical properties etc.

In Optimiser, the business process of generating the block model is considered a dynamic process, with block boundaries being notional planes which are shifted by the changing value boundaries in the resource model as more business intelligence is gained.

Thus block model generation is an integral part of the dynamic business decisions support system in the scope of Optimiser.