Canadian Mining Journal


SOFTWARE: Datamine acquires DataBlast

BRISBANE: Datamine (a wholly owned subsidiary of Constellation Software Inc.) is proud to announce the acquisition of DataBlast, the leading drill and blast solution for open pit mines.

“We are excited to acquire the DataBlast mining software business which fits very well alongside our existing solutions for open pit optimisation, mine design, scheduling and ore control,” said Damian McKay, CEO of Datamine. “DataBlast is the most comprehensive package on the market for design, measurement, management and reporting of all drill and blast activities.”

“DataBlast is known for its superior customer service, complete blasting solution and ability to handle all requirements from simple designs to complex multi-seam blasts” said Peter Duniam, Director of DataBlast. “We are looking forward to working as part of the Datamine team to deliver our technology and expertise to customers around the world, and continuing to support existing customers such as Rio Tinto, Glencore, Ok Tedi and Boliden.”

About DataBlast
DataBlast is a specialist drill and blast system for use in surface mining operations, developed over a 5-year period by some of the world’s most experienced drill and blast experts. DataBlast drives operational improvement through its comprehensive design capability combined with systematic management control and reporting functionality.

About Datamine
Datamine is a world leading provider of the technology and services required to seamlessly plan and manage mining operations. With operations in fourteen countries, Datamine provides solutions ranging from exploration data management and orebody modelling to mine planning and operations to over 1,400 companies worldwide. Our software solutions integrate with our consulting and training services to ensure that we provide our clients with industry-leading support and expertise.

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