Modelling Geology and Mineralisation Workflow Based Solutions to Increase Efficiency

Model created in Leapfrog 1.4 displaying new vein modelling Image Credit: ARANZ

ARANZ Geo Limited, developer of 3D geological modelling software Leapfrog®, has released Leapfrog Geo 1.4, a major advance to their workflow-based solution for modelling geology and mineralisation.
Shaun Maloney, ARANZ Geo’s CEO says, “Our users have told us what they wanted and Leapfrog Geo 1.4 delivers with new features and functionality to take it up a gear.  Leapfrog Geo’s speed and flexibility dramatically increase efficiency and enable opportunities to be capitalised on while risks are identified.  This makes it a very attractive solution, particularly as the mining industry is experiencing cutbacks.”

Model more geologies, including veins

Now users can model more geologies, draw curved polylines, perform vein modelling with pinch-out and further refine models for even better realism and understanding.

Model with more freedom

Advanced generic tools and workflows allow the user to easily develop their ideas for more modelling freedom. This modelling freedom when combined with the increased functionality delivers smoother, better and faster conceptualising, visualising and analysis.

Vein modelling

Users can model veins, dikes and shear zones. Useful functions like exporting hanging-wall and foot-wall surfaces and the ability to model minimum thickness and visualise in 3D further add to useability. Realistic models are easily generated that pinch-out at excluded segments.

Speed & refinement

Smarter processing and optimised performance of structural trends and geological models yield results up to ten times faster. Users can also divide and conquer geology by creating a more refined and intricate sub-model within a geological model. Multiple complex domains can be integrated.

Curved polylines

The ability to control model output with full command of surfaces increases flexibility. Users can draw continuous spline-style polylines and apply to any surface and readily incorporate surface tangent data in polylines edits. This is ideal for modelling folded geologies.

“There are a myriad of secondary features like improved drillhole planning, interoperability with more third party software and the ability to create categoric columns from numeric,” says ARANZ Geo’s Product Manager Tim Schurr. “We’ve acted on user feedback and have worked closely with clients to deliver what they want.”

Maloney says the company is committed to providing the best software for modelling geology and to Leapfrog’s ongoing development and performance.  “By involving our clients in the development process by listening and acting promptly we’re also seeing users shift from competitive offerings to Leapfrog.” 

More workflows

Leapfrog Geo 1.4 drives the workflow approach further, with new high-level modelling functionality. New workflows mean users don’t need to leave Leapfrog Geo to accomplish tasks, significantly speeding up processes.

Increase confidence, reduce risk

Leapfrog Geo’s top down workflow approach is ideal for developing multiple models and ultimately reducing risk.  Users can rapidly construct multiple models that consider multiple hypotheses, tested against multiple futures for more realistic, sophisticated and robust evaluation. New information is quickly and dynamically added, keeping models up-to-date. The self-documenting approach facilitates easy collaboration, checking and auditing.

For a full list of the new Leapfrog Geo 1.4 features visit


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