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In this tip of the month, we will see how to create a 3D block model from composites. This will allow you to quickly find the locations of high grade ore and to generate a tonnage and grade report in just a few clicks. 

  1. From the Block Modeling module found in the Progeox Category, click the “Create Block” (BLKB) command to start modeling the block model. 
  2. Input the block dimensions in the X, Y and Z directions. 
  3. On plan view, if there is not a pre-defined modeling limit, then select the “Pick” option to define the 2D area defining the contour of the block model. 
  4. Select a modeling limit. There is not a wrong answer, the right option depends on the data of the block model. Depending on the spacing of the composites, input an appropriate value in the “Maximum search distance” field. 
  5. From the drop-down list, select a grade value for the color code. These parameters can be edited from the Promine Options or by typing in the command PROMDEF. 
  6. Select the target layer on which the block model will be inserted. 
  7. Select the composites from which the block model will be created with: 
    • If the composites are saved in a database, then select the option “Composite in database”. Then, under “Sample database”, upload the database and configure the appropriate fields. 
    • If the composites are already inserted in the drawing, select the option “Composite in drawing” then select “Pick composites” to select them directly from the drawing. 
  8. Click OK to insert the 3D block model. 
  9. Select the “Blocks Filter” (BLKFL) command to filter out blocks. Select one of the following operations:  
    • Visible: Show the blocks 
    • Invisible: Hide the blocks 
    • Delete: Completely delete the blocks from the drawing 
  10. Under “Parameters”, select a property and an operation (<, > or =) from the drop-down lists. Then, input the value. The parameters will then be applied on the selected blocks. 
    • Select the “Compute Blocks” (BLKC) to quickly generate a resource report: 
    • You can input up to 3 main grades and 6 secondary grades (a factor of the main grade). 
    • Select a variable or a fixed density. 
    • You can insert the totals of the grades found in the 3D block model. 
    • Input the report name and a scale of the report. 
    • Click OK to insert the report. The report will display the total tonnages of ore, waste as well as the average grades of ore and waste.