Improved mine planning software for underground

Hexagon Mining introduces Stope Optimizer

TUCSON, ARIZONA, June 1, 2017– Hexagon Mining today introduces Stope Optimizer, a strategic mine planning tool for underground. It automates the design of stope shapes for a range of stoping methods. Using constraints and design parameters, Stope Optimizer provides the optimal stope shape design to maximize the value of an orebody. The outputs (stope wireframes, coded block model, and reports) are suitable for use in strategic and tactical planning.

Stope Optimizer allows you to quickly and easily perform feasibility studies for underground, as well as investigate stoping frameworks and economic scenarios. Its integration with the MineSight Mine Planning Suite saves time and money because by integrating with the block model and MineSight 3D, the output can be easily used in our scheduling tools.

“Mineral and metal deposits for global consumer and technology evolution are located deeper and deeper under the overburden of our earth,“ said Product Manager, Alyson Cartwright. “Stope Optimizer is the latest addition to our dynamic catalog of standalone and full integration-ready modules. These build upon our specific product lines in pit mining and include our latest acquisition, MiPlan tablet-based task management.“

Other highlights include:

  • Identifies both economic and sub-economic stope shapes
  • Works with sub-blocked and non-sub-blocked models
  • Supports irregular stope frameworks and complex stope shapes
  • Use of surfaces for controlling and restricting stope creation
  • Uses industry standard algorithm
  • Integration with MineSight 3D and Advanced Reporting and Charting
  • Allows for detailed constraint and optimization options

About Hexagon Mining

Hexagon Mining is the only company to solve surface and underground challenges by integrating the world’s best measurement solutions with proven technologies for planning, operations, and safety. We bring surveying, design, fleet management, production optimization, and collision avoidance together in a life-of-mine solution that connects people and processes. Our customers are safer, more productive, and can make sense of their data.

Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, with more than 30 offices across five continents, Hexagon Mining is a dynamic network of talented mining professionals delivering technology, service, and support. Learn more at

Mining is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B;, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.

For further information

Neville Judd
Communications Director,
Hexagon Mining
+ 1.604.505.6154