Whittle Optimisations

Whittle software is used to determine and optimise the economics of open pit mining projects. Its unique capabilities enable us to analyse pit designs in the context of all physical, economic and mining constraints, allowing significant value to be added to operations. (ref: Gemcom website)

The Whittle software package is currently considered as the premier open pit optimiser and is used as a benchmark for mining studies throughout the world. Essentially, it answers the question “how big should my pit be to maximize the net profit value of the project?”

Auralia has the data, track record and expertise to utilise this software, provide the necessary costs and variables, and apply them to your block model to provide you with the optimal NPV Whittle shell for your project.

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