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Creating a New Project Setting Local Origin Minex Graphic User Interface Basic Concepts – File Types Data Displays – Geometry Files Rotating, Zooming & Panning Basic Concepts – Grid & Triangles Data Displays – Grid & Triangles (Mesh/Sides, Solid, Contour) Data Displays – Borehole Parameter File Object Control Panel String Creation Digitising Modes String Operation (Delete, Duplicate, Copy, Hide) String Operation (Connect & Disconnect) String Operation (Generate) String Operation (Alter) String Operation (Move, Fit To) String Operation (Area Operation) String Operation (Base Map Function) String Operation (Export, Report) String Operation (Geometry Tools) Point Operation Import/Export Files eg: XYZ, DXF/DWG

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Grid Compute Grid Convert Grid Arithmetic Grid Manipulation Grid Edit Grid Volume Triangle Compute Triangle Convert Triangle Arithmetic Triangle Manipulation Tri angle Edit Triangle Patch & Cut Triangle Volume Plan and Section Mount Creation Shade Colour Plots, Pit X Section Plotting, Seam X Section Plotting Surface Masking Drafting Mounts Control Panle Graphics Capture & Archives Seam Model Operations Insitu Resource Reporting Detailed Resource Reporting Report Generator

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Minex5.2Minex5.2 -- MinexMinex InterfaceInterface

These areas are:

1. Menu bar.

2. Toolbars.

3. 3D Design & Drafting tab.

4. Status bar.

5. Project folder.

6. Minex Explorer.

7. Graphics window.

8. Output window.

3D Design & Drafting tab. 4. Status bar. 5. Project folder. 6. Minex Explorer. 7. Graphics

Minex5.2Minex5.2 -- StartingStarting aa NewNew ProjectProject

1. From the File menu, select Project and then Project Manager.

2. Click New.

select Project and then Project Manager. 2. Click New. 3. Type the name of the project,
select Project and then Project Manager. 2. Click New. 3. Type the name of the project,

3. Type the name of the project, for example Training_Core and then click OK.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 -- SettingSetting aa ProjectProject DirectoryDirectory

1. On the left side of the Minex window, click the Filesystems tab.

left side of the Minex window, click the Filesystems tab. 2. In the Filesystems tree, navigate

2. In the Filesystems tree, navigate to the Ashes folder by clicking the symbol beside

C: drive and beside the folder for Minex and the tutorials folder.

and beside the folder for Minex and the tutorials folder. 3. Right-click the Getting_Started_M5 folder and

3. Right-click the Getting_Started_M5 folder and click Set Project Directory.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 -- SettingSetting aa ProjectProject DirectoryDirectory

TIPS

If, at any time, the Minex Explorer indicates that the link to the project folder is broken, view the “broken link” property and open Windows Explorer to check whether the folder exists. The folder might have been renamed or moved.

property and open Windows Explorer to check whether the folder exists. The folder might have been

Minex5.2Minex5.2 -- SettingSetting LocalLocal OriginOrigin

1. On the left side of the Minex application window, right-click the file MAP.GM3 and click Open.

window, right-click the file MAP.GM3 and click Open. 2. Click Toggle Black/White The background of the

2. Click Toggle Black/White

The background of the Graphics window will become white when you show some string data. In some situations, white provides a better contrast for the data; in other situations black is more suitable.

a better contrast for the data; in other situations black is more suitable. 3. Right-click MAP.GM3,

3. Right-click MAP.GM3, and click Display.

a better contrast for the data; in other situations black is more suitable. 3. Right-click MAP.GM3,

Minex5.2Minex5.2 -- SettingSetting LocalLocal OriginOrigin

4. Click Query and then click a location, within the Graphics window, in the centre of the geometry data.

the Graphics window, in the centre of the geometry data. The Output window displays the coordinates

The Output window displays the coordinates of the location where you clicked.

displays the coordinates of the location where you clicked. 5. Right-click to cancel the query that

5. Right-click to cancel the query that you started.

6. Write down or mentally note the X and Y coordinates shown in the Output window.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 -- SettingSetting LocalLocal OriginOrigin

7. From the Tools menu, click Options.

LocalLocal OriginOrigin 7. From the Tools menu, click Options. 8. Expand the tree so that it

8. Expand the tree so that it shows the Local Origin row.

LocalLocal OriginOrigin 7. From the Tools menu, click Options. 8. Expand the tree so that it

Minex5.2Minex5.2 -- SettingSetting LocalLocal OriginOrigin

9. Select the Local Origin row and enter the same coordinates that you noted from the Output window when you ran a query.

that you noted from the Output window when you ran a query. 10. Click Close and

10. Click Close and then click OK in the Information message box.

when you ran a query. 10. Click Close and then click OK in the Information message

11. Exit Minex and restart it.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– FileFile TypesTypes

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– FileFile TypesTypes After you open a file, a red, blue or a black tick

After you open a file, a red, blue or a black tick icon appears beside the file.

–– FileFile TypesTypes After you open a file, a red, blue or a black tick icon
–– FileFile TypesTypes After you open a file, a red, blue or a black tick icon

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– ConceptsConcepts –– GeometryGeometry DataData

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– ConceptsConcepts –– GeometryGeometry DataData

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– ConceptsConcepts –– GeometryGeometry DataData

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– ConceptsConcepts –– GeometryGeometry DataData Structure of the geometry file:

Structure of the geometry file:

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– ConceptsConcepts –– GeometryGeometry DataData Structure of the geometry file:

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– ConceptsConcepts –– GeometryGeometry DataData

Structure of the geometry file

 GeometryGeometry FileFile

 DataData TypesTypes

 StructureStructure  MaskMask  BaseBase MapMap

 HierarchicalHierarchical

 GroupGroup

 MapMap

 IdentIdent

 ClassClass

BaseBase MapMap  HierarchicalHierarchical  GroupGroup  MapMap  IdentIdent  ClassClass

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– ConceptsConcepts –– GeometryGeometry DataData

Structure of the geometry file

NORTH SOUTH GROUP PIT A MAP PIT B IDENT CLASSES
NORTH
SOUTH
GROUP
PIT A
MAP
PIT B
IDENT
CLASSES

JAN2004

FEB2004

CREST

TOE

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TheThe GeometryGeometry FileFile

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TheThe GeometryGeometry FileFile Structure Data Type Structure data type is 3D line and point

Structure Data Type Structure data type is 3D line and point data used for storing “strings” and “points” representing topography or geological structural surfaces such as coal seam roof and floor, crests and toes, and surface spot heights.

Mask Data Mask Data is 3D string data used to represent closed polygons. These polygons are used to represent enclosed areas and are use for masking operations on triangles and grids.

Base Map Data Base Map Data is used to represent lines, text, symbols, color fill areas and dimensioning in the 3D graphics display.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TheThe GeometryGeometry FileFile

Structure Data Type

3D line and point data used for storing “strings” and “points” – ex. Topography or geological structural surfaces–– TheThe GeometryGeometry FileFile Structure Data Type – point/spot heights – Contours – Faults –

– point/spot heights

– Contours

– Faults

– Boundaries

point/spot heights – Contours – Faults – Boundaries These can be used to generate surface models

These can be used to generate surface models in either triangle or grid format– ex. Topography or geological structural surfaces – point/spot heights – Contours – Faults – Boundaries

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TheThe GeometryGeometry FileFile

Mask Data

–– TheThe GeometryGeometry FileFile Mask Data 3D string data used to represent closed polygons – Dams

3D string data used to represent closed polygons

– Dams

– Leases

– Boundaries

– Rehabilitated Areas

These can be used to report volume and tonnages with the polygon This data is also stored within the Geometry File

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TheThe GeometryGeometry FileFile

Base Map Data

Represents lines, text, symbols, colour fill areas within a 3D graphics display–– TheThe GeometryGeometry FileFile Base Map Data String data such as power lines, lease boundary, building

String data such as power lines, lease boundary, building and associated text descriptions and fill colouring are stored within base map dataMap Data Represents lines, text, symbols, colour fill areas within a 3D graphics display Stored within

Stored within the geometry filepower lines, lease boundary, building and associated text descriptions and fill colouring are stored within base

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– OpeningOpening FilesFiles

Open and Display the Geometry Data

Right-click MAP.GM3 and click Open. Right-click MAP.GM3 and click Display.

and click Open. Right-click MAP.GM3 and click Display. The plot geometry data form will allow you
and click Open. Right-click MAP.GM3 and click Display. The plot geometry data form will allow you

The plot geometry data form will allow you to retrieve data types from the geometry file

– Select the data type

– Select the map filed and select the required file

– Select the F, P or ECS button to plot

– Select the data type – Select the map filed and select the required file –

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– Rotating,Rotating, ZoomingZooming andand PanningPanning

ManipulateManipulate thethe displayeddisplayed imageimage ::

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Zoom, Pan & 3D Navigation Dynamic Zoom, Pan & 3D Rotation using 3 Button Mouse or Roller mouse

Zoom, Pan and 3D Navigation icons
Zoom, Pan and 3D Navigation icons

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– ConceptsConcepts –– GridGrid

A “grid” is a virtual surface that represents a geological interface:

- Geological structure: seam floor, seam roof, seam thickness, topography, weathering zone - Geological quality: calorific value, ash, sulphur, moisture, volatile matter, fixed carbon

The z attribute (elevation values in the example below) is stored at the centre of each square of the mesh. This centre point is often called the grid node, or centroid.

below) is stored at the centre of each square of the mesh. This centre point is

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– ConceptsConcepts –– GridGrid

Stored in .grd directoriesMinex5.2Minex5.2 –– ConceptsConcepts –– GridGrid All have extension .grid names Uses seam + suffix Maximum 8

All have extension .grid namesConceptsConcepts –– GridGrid Stored in .grd directories Uses seam + suffix Maximum 8 characters Recommend system

Uses seam + suffix–– GridGrid Stored in .grd directories All have extension .grid names Maximum 8 characters Recommend system

Maximum 8 characters–– GridGrid Stored in .grd directories All have extension .grid names Uses seam + suffix Recommend

Recommend system–– GridGrid Stored in .grd directories All have extension .grid names Uses seam + suffix Maximum

Stored in .grd directories All have extension .grid names Uses seam + suffix Maximum 8 characters

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– ConceptsConcepts –– GridGrid

Suffix

Explanation

Example

SF

Seam Floor

A1SF

ST

Seam Thickness

A1ST

SR

Seam Roof

A1SR

RD

Relative Density

A1RD

AS

Ash

A1AS

SE

Specific Energy

A1SE

SU

Sulphur

A1SU

NA

Sodium

A1NA

BTU

British thermal units

A1BTU

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– ConceptsConcepts –– GridGrid

Suffix Explanation Example SF Seam Floor A1SF ST Seam Thickness A1ST Must use SR Seam
Suffix
Explanation
Example
SF
Seam Floor
A1SF
ST
Seam Thickness
A1ST
Must use
SR
Seam Roof
A1SR
RD
Relative Density
A1RD
AS
Ash
A1AS
SE
Specific Energy
A1SE
SU
Sulphur
A1SU
NA
Sodium
A1NA
BTU
British thermal units
A1BTU

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– ConceptsConcepts –– GridGrid

X Origin =Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– ConceptsConcepts –– GridGrid X Extent = X Mesh = 25.0 Y Mesh = Rotation

X Extent =–– ConceptsConcepts –– GridGrid X Origin = X Mesh = 25.0 Y Mesh = Rotation =

X Mesh = 25.0 Y Mesh =ConceptsConcepts –– GridGrid X Origin = X Extent = Rotation = 1300 1440 Y Origin =

Rotation =–– GridGrid X Origin = X Extent = X Mesh = 25.0 Y Mesh = 1300

1300

1440

Y Origin = Y Extent =

0

0

origin

X Origin = X Extent = X Mesh = 25.0 Y Mesh = Rotation = 1300

Extent X

8000

1600

25.0

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– ConceptsConcepts –– GridGrid

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– ConceptsConcepts –– GridGrid Task from MODEL.GRD report grid A1SF Summary Of Grid : A1SF.grid

Task from MODEL.GRD report grid A1SF

Summary Of Grid : A1SF.grid From Directory : C:\Minex521\tutorials\

Owner Creation Date Description

: aat : 19-Jul-2007 16:31 :

\Model.grd

(Model

)

X Origin =

1300

Y Origin =

8000

X Extent =

1440

Y Extent =

1600

= Rotation =

X Mesh

0

0

25.0

Y Mesh

=

25.0

Total Mesh Points =

4096 (2170 Data,1926 Null)

Statistics : Maximum =

60.70

Minimum =

-20.28

Average =

14.89

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– OpeningOpening FilesFiles

Open and Display the Grid file

Right-click A1SF.grid and click Open. Right-click A1SF.grid and click Display.

Grid Display – Plot Style

Grid file Right-click A1SF.grid and click Open. Right-click A1SF.grid and click Display. Grid Display – Plot
Grid file Right-click A1SF.grid and click Open. Right-click A1SF.grid and click Display. Grid Display – Plot

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– ConceptsConcepts –– TriangleTriangle

A “triangle” is a file that contains a series of adjoining three sided polygons which represent a surface.

of adjoining three sided polygons which represent a surface. Triangles are stored with the .tr5 extension

Triangles are stored with the .tr5 extension in the Minex project directory.

are stored with the .tr5 extension in the Minex project directory. Triangles are useful for volume

Triangles are useful for volume calculations.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– OpeningOpening FilesFiles

Open and Display the Triangle file

Right-click SEOVB.tri3 and click Open. Right-click SEOVB.tri3 and click Display.

file Right-click SEOVB.tri3 and click Open. Right-click SEOVB.tri3 and click Display. Triangle Display – Plot Style

Triangle Display – Plot Style

file Right-click SEOVB.tri3 and click Open. Right-click SEOVB.tri3 and click Display. Triangle Display – Plot Style

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– ConceptsConcepts –– BoreholeBorehole DatabaseDatabase

BoreholeBorehole DatabaseDatabase (( .b3*).b3*)

.b31.b31

== BoreholeBorehole LocationLocation (Collar)(Collar)

.b32.b32

== SampleSample DataData (Lithology(Lithology && Quality)Quality)

.b33.b33

== SeamSeam DataData (Seam(Seam namename && StartStart--FinishFinish Depth)Depth)

.b34.b34

== HeaderHeader DataData (Core(Core Type,Type, Driller,Driller, Date,Date, etc)etc)

.b35.b35

== SeamSeam StratigraphicStratigraphic SequenceSequence

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PlotPlot 3D3D BoreholesBoreholes

Plot 3D Boreholes

Right-click BOREHOLE.B31 and click Open. Right-click BOREHOLE.B31 and click Plot > Plot 3D Boreholes.

BOREHOLE.B31 and click Open. Right-click BOREHOLE.B31 and click Plot > Plot 3D Boreholes. Borehole Display

Borehole Display

BOREHOLE.B31 and click Open. Right-click BOREHOLE.B31 and click Plot > Plot 3D Boreholes. Borehole Display

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– ParameterParameter FileFile

Task: Create Parameters

1. From the File menu, select New to open the New Wizard.

2. Select Parameters.mpf and click Next

3. Click Finish.

1. From the File menu, select New to open the New Wizard. 2. Select Parameters.mpf and
1. From the File menu, select New to open the New Wizard. 2. Select Parameters.mpf and

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– ParameterParameter FileFile

Task: Save and Get Parameters

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– ParameterParameter FileFile Task: Save and Get Parameters

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– ClearingClearing GraphicsGraphics andand HidingHiding DataData

• By clicking Clear Graphics .

All objects are removed from the Graphics window and all the files that were displayed are closed.

window and all the files that were displayed are closed. • By clicking Object Control Panel.

• By clicking Object Control Panel.

The object is removed from the Graphics window but it remains open.

is removed from the Graphics window but it remains open. Tip: Try changing the transparency of

Tip: Try changing the transparency of an object to 50 instead of turning its visibility off. This technique is useful for reducing the prominence of an object without completely hiding it.

STRINGSTRING

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString OperationsOperations

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString OperationsOperations

POINTPOINT

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PointPoint OperationsOperations

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PointPoint OperationsOperations

GRIDGRID

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid OperationsOperations

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid OperationsOperations

TRIANGLETRIANGLE

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TriangleTriangle OperationsOperations

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TriangleTriangle OperationsOperations

MOUNTSMOUNTS

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– MountsMounts OperationsOperations

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– MountsMounts OperationsOperations
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STRINGSTRING

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString OperationsOperations

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString OperationsOperations

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PlotPlot GeometryGeometry DataData

Plotting Modes

F

This plotting function allows you to plot with basic line styles for fast plotting and design work.

P

This plotting function allows you to plot ‘set-out’ lines i.e. those used to set out symbols and base map text etc. This function is also called ‘Pen’ plot as it allows you to plot strings in the pen number defined in the layer field. This is useful for displaying groups of strings in unique colours.

ECS

Shows all true line styles with all the symbols. Lines are not simplified for faster plotting. Usually it is fine to use this plotting function these days with the advent of more powerful computers.

faster plotting. Usually it is fine to use this plotting function these days with the advent

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– OpeningOpening FilesFiles

Plotting Modes

–– OpeningOpening FilesFiles Plotting Modes Create two boundaries:  Boundary 1: X = 0 ; Y

Create two boundaries:

Boundary 1:

X

= 0 ; Y = 0

X

= 50 ; Y = 0

X

= 50 ; Y = 50

X

= 0 ; Y = 50

Boundary 2:

X

= 10 ; Y = 10

X

= 40 ; Y = 10

X

= 40 ; Y = 40

X

= 10 ; Y = 40

X = 0 ; Y = 50  Boundary 2: X = 10 ; Y =
X = 0 ; Y = 50  Boundary 2: X = 10 ; Y =

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– OpenOpen CutCut PitPit DesignDesign DisplayDisplay

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– OpenOpen CutCut PitPit DesignDesign DisplayDisplay Control Bench Display

Control Bench Display

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– CreateCreate aa StringString

1. Click GM3 Definition

–– CreateCreate aa StringString 1. Click GM3 Definition 2. In the Map text box, type String1

2. In the Map text box, type String1

Click GM3 Definition 2. In the Map text box, type String1 3. From the String menu,

3. From the String menu, select Create.

4. Select the Masks data type and the Mask string type, and then click Ok.

Masks data type and the Mask string type, and then click Ok. Notice the yellow “Digitise”

Notice the yellow “Digitise” prompt that indicates Minex is ready for you to create a string.

type, and then click Ok. Notice the yellow “Digitise” prompt that indicates Minex is ready for

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– DigitisingDigitising

- Dynamic Digitising Mode

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– DigitisingDigitising - Dynamic Digitising Mode - Choosing the best digitising options

- Choosing the best digitising options

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– DigitisingDigitising - Dynamic Digitising Mode - Choosing the best digitising options
Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– DigitisingDigitising - Dynamic Digitising Mode - Choosing the best digitising options

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– DigitisingDigitising

Digitise Context MenuMinex5.2Minex5.2 –– DigitisingDigitising – Accept: accept digitising – Cancel: cancels and starts again –

– Accept: accept digitising

– Cancel: cancels and starts again

– Continue: resume if you had accepted

– Step Back: undo

– Whole Line: select another line to join the string you’ve just digitised

– Part Line: same but prompts you to digitise the start and end of line

Ending Digitisingsame but prompts you to digitise the start and end of line – Right-click in graphics

– Right-click in graphics

– If working with strings, right-click and accept and then right-click and accept again

– Right-click in graphics – If working with strings, right-click and accept and then right-click and

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– SavingSaving GeometryGeometry

When you are creating or editing a string, or making any other changes or additions to a geometry file, you must save the geometry data file to keep the changes.

In addition, when there are unsaved changes Minex displays a disk icon on the geometry file in the Minex Explorer.

a disk icon on the geometry file in the Minex Explorer. To save a geometry file,

To save a geometry file, right-click it and select Save Geometry File.

When you try to exit Minex, and there are unsaved changes in the geometry file, Minex prompts you to save.

Geometry File. When you try to exit Minex, and there are unsaved changes in the geometry

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> BaseMapBaseMap

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> BaseMapBaseMap

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> AnnotateAnnotate

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> AnnotateAnnotate

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> ConnectConnect andand DisconnectDisconnect

>> ConnectConnect andand DisconnectDisconnect o Connect allows two strings of the same data type to be

o

Connect allows two strings of the same data type to be joined into one common string

o

Connect Continuous allows you to connect multiple strings until the mode is switched off

Notes: The resultant string will have the same parameters as that of the first string you use in the Connect process.

as that of the first string you use in the Connect process. o Disconnect allows you

o

Disconnect allows you to disconnects all points from the string

o

Split allows you to split a string at the marked point

o

Split Continuous allows you to split multiple strings until the mode is switched off

o

Break allows you to break a string at the marked point, leaving the two strings with a common point

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> GenerateGenerate

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> GenerateGenerate

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> GenerateGenerate >> SurfaceSurface InterceptIntercept

Grid to Grid Intercept function allows you to create a string where two grids intersect

allows you to create a string where two grids intersect  Triangle to Grid Intercept function

Triangle to Grid Intercept function allows you to create a string where a triangle and a grid intersect

you to create a string where a triangle and a grid intersect  Triangle to Triangle

Triangle to Triangle Intercept function allows you to create a string where two triangles intersect

a grid intersect  Triangle to Triangle Intercept function allows you to create a string where

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> GenerateGenerate >> TriangleTriangle GradeGrade StringString

Triangle Grade String dialog box allows you to generate a string at a nominated Gradient

box allows you to generate a string at a nominated Gradient The system will then attempt

The system will then attempt to generate a string intersecting the selected triangle surface at the nominated Gradient. An error will be displayed if there is no solution available.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> AlterAlter

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> AlterAlter

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> MoveMove

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> MoveMove

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> FitFit ToTo

o String Fit to Grid function allows you to change the elevation points on a string to match the elevation of a grid. The X and Y values of the points are unchanged, but the Z value is changed based on the selected grid

but the Z value is changed based on the selected grid o String Fit to Triangle

o String Fit to Triangle function allows you to change the elevation points on a string to match the elevation of a triangle. The X and Y values of the points are unchanged, but the Z value is changed based on the selected triangle

of a triangle. The X and Y values of the points are unchanged, but the Z

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> ExportExport >> TalpacTalpac FormatFormat

String Export Talpac Format function allows you to export a string (e.g. road centre line) to Talpac file format

String Export Talpac Format function allows you to export a string (e.g. road centre line) to

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> SegmentSegment

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> SegmentSegment

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> SegmentSegment

Insert Mid-Point Allows you to insert a point in the middle of the current string segment

Interp Points at Spacing Opens a dialog box to prompt for the value to use to set spacing between points

to prompt for the value to use to set spacing between points  Insert Points Opens

Insert Points Opens a dialog box to prompt for the number of points to insert inside the current string segment

number of points to insert inside the current string segment  Insert Point from Projection Allows

Insert Point from Projection Allows you to insert a point at the intersection between the projection of the current string segment and the digitized string

Insert Online Allows you to insert points at the digitized online positions. Right click to end digitize mode.

Insert Points Offline Allows you to insert points at the digitized offline positions. Right click to end digitize mode.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> AreaArea OperationOperation

String Area Operations dialog groups together some common String Operations so that they can be performed on multiple Strings that fall within a nominated region. Alternatively, the operation can be performed on all displayed or nominated data.

can be performed on all displayed or nominated data. Area Parameters o Inside Polygon Select this

Area Parameters

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Inside Polygon Select this to use a Polygon to limit the Area Operation to Strings only within the polygon

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Outside Polygon Select this to use a Polygon to limit the Area Operation to Strings only outside the polygon

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Total Area Select this to perform the operation on all visible and selected Strings

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Digitize Digitize a polygon in the Graphics Window on-the-fly (the polygon is only created temporarily)

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Pick Pick a polygon from the Graphics Window

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List Pick a polygon from a List presented from the current opened Geometry File(s)

Data Selection

o All Data

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Structure

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BaseMap

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Masks

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> AreaArea OperationOperation

Copy & Delete

o Select Action lets you choose between Copy or Delete of data. o Copy To allows you to specify the resulting Group, Map, Ident and Class of the copied Strings, if Copy is selected as the action.

allows you to specify the resulting Group, Map, Ident and Class of the copied Strings, if

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> AreaArea OperationOperation

XYZ Offset allows you to shift all the selected Strings to new positions, relative to their original position. You can either specify the actual XYZ offset values to be used (+ or -) or digitize the XY offset on-screen.

position. You can either specify the actual XYZ offset values to be used (+ or -)

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> AreaArea OperationOperation

Project allows you to project all Strings in a number of different ways. This function is similar to the Projecting and Offsetting Strings operation.

all Strings in a number of different ways. This function is similar to the Projecting and

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> AreaArea OperationOperation

Fit will fit each point of the selected Strings to the given Grid or Triangle.

The Elevation of each String Point fitted to the Surface will take on the Z of the Surface being fitted to.

Surface will take on the Z of the Surface being fitted to. Add points at surface

Add points at surface intersection, if selected will create new points where each String segment intersects the nominated surface facets

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> AreaArea OperationOperation

String Properties lets you allocate common properties to all the selected Strings.

>> AreaArea OperationOperation String Properties lets you allocate common properties to all the selected Strings.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> ReportReport

Report Creates a report that lists the XYZ values of the string. The report is displayed in the Minex Report window.

Detailed Report Creates a detailed report that lists all the information about the string. The report is displayed in the Minex Report window.

Report Plan Area Reports the Polygon area and centroid for the string. The report is displayed in the Minex Report window.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> GeometryGeometry ToolsTools

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> GeometryGeometry ToolsTools

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> GeometryGeometry ToolsTools

Delete Geometry Data The Delete Geometry dialog box allows you to delete selected data types (such as Maps and Idents) out of the geometry file. Once you have selected the data you wish to delete, press the OK button to update the Geometry file.

Delete Viewed Geometry Data Immediately deletes the geometry data currently displayed.

Copy/Rename Geometry Data This dialog is used to make bulk changes to geometry data

Copy Multiple Idents This dialog is used to make bulk changes to geometry data

Geometry Data Cleanup This function allows you to validate MAP data in the geometry file for various conditions

Transform Geometry Data This dialog lets the user apply bulk transformations to existing Geometry data

Summary Geometry Report This option will generate a summary report of the contents of the Geometry file. The report is generated in the Minex Output Window.

Detailed Geometry Report This opens the Geometry Data Report - Detailed dialog allowing you to specify what portion of the Geometry file you wish to include in the report. This report is generated in the Minex Output Window.

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POINTPOINT

POINTPOINT

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PointPoint OperationsOperations

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PointPoint OperationsOperations
Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PointPoint OperationsOperations

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– CreateCreate aa PointPoint

1. Click GM3 Definition

–– CreateCreate aa PointPoint 1. Click GM3 Definition 2. In the Map text box, type String1

2. In the Map text box, type String1

Click GM3 Definition 2. In the Map text box, type String1 3. From the String menu,

3. From the String menu, select Create.

4. Select the Masks data type and the Mask string type, and then click Ok.

Masks data type and the Mask string type, and then click Ok. Notice the yellow “Digitise”

Notice the yellow “Digitise” prompt that indicates Minex is ready for you to create a string.

type, and then click Ok. Notice the yellow “Digitise” prompt that indicates Minex is ready for
type, and then click Ok. Notice the yellow “Digitise” prompt that indicates Minex is ready for

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PointPoint >> AnnotateAnnotate >> AnnotateAnnotate

Active in Point Mode option

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Annotate Fast allows you to annotate the current point with its Z-value (elevation).

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Mark Points allows you to place a temporary marker on the selected point.

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Annotate allows you to specify the appearance of the annotations and the types of information you want displayed for a point.

allows you to specify the appearance of the annotations and the types of information you want
allows you to specify the appearance of the annotations and the types of information you want

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> GenerateGenerate

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> GenerateGenerate
Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– StringString >> GenerateGenerate

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PointPoint >> AlterAlter

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PointPoint >> AlterAlter o Regrade a llows you to modify the grade of the

o

Regrade allows you to modify the grade of the selected point

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Add Constant allows you to change the elevation of the selected point by a value (constant) you specify

point o Add Constant allows you to change the elevation of the selected point by a

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PointPoint >> MoveMove

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PointPoint >> MoveMove o Drag XY allows you to drag the selected point in

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Drag XY allows you to drag the selected point in XY plans

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Drag XYZ allows you to drag the selected point in XYZ plans

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Modify Elevation allows you to change the elevation of the selected point by a value (constant) you specify

o Modify Elevation allows you to change the elevation of the selected point by a value

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PointPoint >> SegmentSegment

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PointPoint >> SegmentSegment
Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PointPoint >> SegmentSegment
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GRIDGRID

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid OperationsOperations

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid OperationsOperations

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ComputeCompute

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ComputeCompute Grid Area Gridding Parameters Kriging Parameters

Grid Area

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ComputeCompute Grid Area Gridding Parameters Kriging Parameters
Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ComputeCompute Grid Area Gridding Parameters Kriging Parameters

Gridding Parameters

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ComputeCompute Grid Area Gridding Parameters Kriging Parameters
Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ComputeCompute Grid Area Gridding Parameters Kriging Parameters

Kriging Parameters

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ComputeCompute Grid Area Gridding Parameters Kriging Parameters

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ComputeCompute

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ComputeCompute Grid Area 1. Origin and Extent Dig the lower left and upper

Grid Area

1. Origin and Extent Dig the lower left and upper right corner

2. Rotation The default rotation is 0 degrees with grid Y pointing to the North of the grid. Apply a rotation if required

3. Mesh Size To accurately reflect the data, the rule of thumb is:

Mesh size ideally should be 1/4 the data spacing or Mesh size should not be more than about 3 to 4 times of data spacing.

4. Scan Distance An algorithm must be able to observe the raw data when generating a value at a given mesh point on the surface. The user gives a scan distance(s) to the algorithm. If raw data is found within the scan distance then the algorithm will proceed to generate a mesh value, the rule of thumb:

Scan distance should be 3 times the maximum data spacing.

5. Data Boundary Normally we model using data inside the area parameters. In the example below, with a data boundary of 0, Data 2 would not be used.

we model using data inside the area parameters. In the example below, with a data boundary
we model using data inside the area parameters. In the example below, with a data boundary

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ComputeCompute

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ComputeCompute Gridding Parameters 1. Methods Log Gridding : converts the input data into

Gridding Parameters

1. Methods

Log Gridding: converts the input data into natural log form for gridding – can be used to ensure no negative values are produced Extrapolation: Uses gradient information and honors the trend of the data – recommended for topography

2. Advance

There are three options you can choose: Regional Gamma, Interpolate Gamma, and Confidence. These advanced options allow you to smooth the grid during creation

3. Grid Expansion

The Fill option enables the model to expand beyond the data until the full model is created The Distance allows grid values to be extrapolated above or below real data values. This facility honors the trend of the data and is recommended for structural grids such as topography.

Some users require that the grid extend only to the data boundary. In geological applications, there may be valid reasons to expand the grid surface beyond the data - eg beyond boreholes to the lease boundary

4. Grid Smoothing

Allows a filter pass to be made on the grid mesh to reduce small irregularities. With this option you can specify the radius of the area to be smoothed

* a filter of 2 - 4 times mesh size is light or cosmetic

* a filter of 9 times mesh size is MAXIMUM allowed by the system and this would be regarded as a heavy or extreme filter.

5. Limits

Limits force the mesh points created to lie between the maximum and minimum values

6. Limiting Polygon

The Limiting Polygon checkbox allows you to specify an existing polygon for use to define the limits.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid –– GridGrid toto GeometryGeometry DataData

This function allows you to convert nodes in a grid to random points that can then be stored in the geometry file.

This function allows you to convert nodes in a grid to random points that can then

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid –– GridGrid toto TriangleTriangle

This option converts a grid to a triangle.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid –– GridGrid toto TriangleTriangle This option converts a grid to a triangle.
Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid –– GridGrid toto TriangleTriangle This option converts a grid to a triangle.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid –– GridGrid ContourContour StringString

This option allows you to create individual Minex Geometry Strings from specified contour intervals for a nominated Grid. The Contour Strings are created in the current open Geometry File and can be selected and manipulated in the same manner as other Strings in the Graphics Window.

current open Geometry File and can be selected and manipulated in the same manner as other
current open Geometry File and can be selected and manipulated in the same manner as other

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid –– ComputeCompute SafetySafety FactorFactor

The "Compute Safety Factor" dialog allows for the calculation of:

o

Safety Factor,

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Pillar Width, and

o

Bord Width

using the Salamon-Munro formula.

the calculation of: o Safety Factor, o Pillar Width, and o Bord Width using the Salamon-Munro

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid VolumesVolumes

1. Grid to Grid Volumes

–– GridGrid VolumesVolumes 1. Grid to Grid Volumes Uses two selected grid and reports volumes only

Uses two selected grid and reports volumes only over the area where the two are common

reports volumes only over the area where the two are common The Sub Lines field allows
reports volumes only over the area where the two are common The Sub Lines field allows
reports volumes only over the area where the two are common The Sub Lines field allows
reports volumes only over the area where the two are common The Sub Lines field allows
reports volumes only over the area where the two are common The Sub Lines field allows
reports volumes only over the area where the two are common The Sub Lines field allows

The Sub Lines field allows you to subdivide the grid mesh into smaller sections to improve accuracy around the edges of the grid. For example, '1' represents the whole mesh while '2' will put two lines through the mesh to result in 4 mesh.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid VolumesVolumes

2. Grid to Elevation Volumes

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid VolumesVolumes 2. Grid to Elevation Volumes Uses a grid and a specified datum

Uses a grid and a specified datum level

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid VolumesVolumes 2. Grid to Elevation Volumes Uses a grid and a specified datum
Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid VolumesVolumes 2. Grid to Elevation Volumes Uses a grid and a specified datum
Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid VolumesVolumes 2. Grid to Elevation Volumes Uses a grid and a specified datum

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid VolumesVolumes

3. Grid to Bench-Elevation Volumes

–– GridGrid VolumesVolumes 3. Grid to Bench-Elevation Volumes Allows you to report the cut and fill

Allows you to report the cut and fill between elevations

–– GridGrid VolumesVolumes 3. Grid to Bench-Elevation Volumes Allows you to report the cut and fill
–– GridGrid VolumesVolumes 3. Grid to Bench-Elevation Volumes Allows you to report the cut and fill

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ArithmeticArithmetic

Arithmetic works with two sets of grids to create a new grid.Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ArithmeticArithmetic The arithmetic function are: • '+' allows two grids to

works with two sets of grids to create a new grid. The arithmetic function are: •

The arithmetic function are:works with two sets of grids to create a new grid. • '+' allows two grids

'+'

allows two grids to be added.

'-‘

The output grid has the X, Y parameters (origin and extent) of the primary grid. The elevation or Z value of the output grid is the sum of the two input grids. allows two grids to be subtracted.

'*'

The output grid has the X, Y parameters (origin, extent and mesh size) of the first input grid. The elevation or Z value of the output grid is the difference of the two input grids. allows two input grids to be multiplied.

'/‘

The output grid has the X, Y parameters (origin, extent and mesh size) of the first input grid. The elevation or Z value of the output grid is the product of the two input grid. allows two input grids to be divided.

MAX

The output grid has the X, Y parameters (origin, extent and mesh size) of the first input grid. The elevation or Z value of the output grid is the dividend of the two input grids. computes the maximum of two input grids.

MIN

computes the minimum of two input grids.

OR

allows one grid to overwrite another in certain areas. The resultant grid from an OR operation takes the value of

the secondary grid where the primary grid does not exist; and takes the value of the primary grid where the secondary does not exist BLEND allows for the merging of two grids which overlap where the resultant grid is a composite of the two input grids.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ManipulateManipulate

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ManipulateManipulate Scale Scale allows a single grid to be multiplied or divided,

Scale

Scale allows a single grid to be multiplied or divided, adjusted by addition or subtraction or raised to a power by constant factors and saved under a new name.

You can specify a value in any four of the Multiplier, Divisor, Add Constant and Power fields.

under a new name. You can specify a value in any four of the Multiplier ,

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ManipulateManipulate

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ManipulateManipulate Limit The Limit tab allows you to choose how the data will

Limit

The Limit tab allows you to choose how the data will be modified and lets you specify the grid limits. You can set data beyond limits to one of three options:

Null sets the data, which exists above the upper and below the lower limits to null.

Limit sets the data which exists above the upper and below the lower limits to the values specified in the Upper Z Limit and Lower Z Limit fields

Constant sets the data, which exists above the upper and below the lower limits, to the value specified in the Constant field.

sets the data, which exists above the upper and below the lower limits, to the value

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ManipulateManipulate

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ManipulateManipulate Transform Transform tab allows you to redefine the extents of the

Transform

Transform tab allows you to redefine the extents of the grid. The values in the Origin (X and Y) fields represent the X and Y coordinates. The values in the Extent (X and Y) fields represent the X and Y extents.

Use the Digitise button if you want to specify the origin and extent based on selections in the graphics window.

extents. Use the Digitise button if you want to specify the origin and extent based on

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ManipulateManipulate

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ManipulateManipulate Shift The Shift tab allows you to move the entire grid by

Shift

The Shift tab allows you to move the entire grid by a defined distance in X and Y. Specify the X and Y distance or click the Digitise button to specify the distance in the graphics window.

in X and Y. Specify the X and Y distance or click the Digitise button to

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ManipulateManipulate

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ManipulateManipulate Compute on Slope The Compute on Slope tab allows you to create

Compute on Slope

The Compute on Slope tab allows you to create a grid of the slope angle or horizontal to vertical ratio. This function is similar to the gradient grid function.

create a grid of the slope angle or horizontal to vertical ratio. This function is similar

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ManipulateManipulate

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ManipulateManipulate Gradient This option calculates a grid of the same origin, extent

Gradient

This option calculates a grid of the same origin, extent and mesh size as the original, but where the Z-value represents the slope of the original grid.

The slope may be calculated in Degrees, Ratio or Percent form. A calculation can also be made for the Maximum Gradient which is computed along the direction of the maximum slope.

form. A calculation can also be made for the Maximum Gradient which is computed along the

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ManipulateManipulate

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ManipulateManipulate Other The Aspect operation which allows you to generate a grid

Other

The Aspect operation which allows you to generate a grid that will consist of values ranging from 0 to 360. This creates a grid where the Z-value is the aspect of the original grid in degrees, with north being zero. This is useful to create colour shade plots to indicate the aspect of topography.

The Apparent Factor operation creates a grid of apparent factor. This factor can be used with the thickness grid to convert from apparent thickness to true thickness. This is useful for steep coal seams.

be used with the thickness grid to convert from apparent thickness to true thickness. This is

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid EditEdit

This function allows you to edit a grid or part of a grid using a polygon to define the area you want to edit or exclude from editing.

allows you to edit a grid or part of a grid using a polygon to define

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid ExpandExpand

The Expand Grid dialog box allows you to expand grids based on an Extrapolation Factor or Scan Distance you specify.

The Extrapolation Factor controls the amount of trending. A large value allows more trending.

Tick the Expand Distance checkbox if you want to specify the distance outwards you want the grid to expand. If you don't choose this option, the grid will be expanded to the boundary (origin and extent).

The Infill option fills "holes" within the gridded area using the surrounding grid trend in a defined scan distance.

Infill option fills "holes" within the gridded area using the surrounding grid trend in a defined

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid SmoothSmooth

. The Smooth Grid dialog box allows you to specify filter, smoothing and trend surface fitting variables.

Filter

The Cut Off X and Y values represent the radius of the operator to be applied in the X and Y directions respectively of the grid. The units are in meters.

The Filter Radius represents the value at which the filter effect drops to 0. Its value can be 1.5 and 2 times the Cut Off. Where the X and Y cut off are different, Filter Radius should be larger than both.

When ticked, the Amplitude cut off option converts the filter to a noise filter by allowing a maximum Z value to be applied. For example a value of 5 means the filter will not affect any anomaly having amplitude greater than 5.

When ticked, the Honor Features checkbox causes the filter operation not to occur across features.

greater than 5. When ticked, the Honor Features checkbox causes the filter operation not to occur

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid SmoothSmooth

. The Smooth Grid dialog box allows you to specify filter, smoothing and trend surface fitting variables.

Maximum Value

The Max. Value tab allows you to specify a search radius.

The Search Radius is used to determine if the mesh point should be replaced by a maximum value within the defined search radius. The radius is specified in meters.

the mesh point should be replaced by a maximum value within the defined search radius. The

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– GridGrid SmoothSmooth

. The Smooth Grid dialog box allows you to specify filter, smoothing and trend surface fitting variables.

Surface Fit

The Use (n)th Grid Value field is used to change the number of grid points displayed.

You can determine the type of surface to be generated and the level of detail required by specifying the number of terms in the Terms for Surface Fit field.

Terms for Surface Compute is the second step in trend surface analysis where the coefficients generated in the Surface Fit are applied against the input grid to generate a regional grid.

When ticked, the Exclude Nulls checkbox causes null values to be ignored.

the input grid to generate a regional grid. When ticked, the Exclude Nulls checkbox causes null

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– SaveSave GridGrid

The Save Grid dialog box allows you to save a grid from memory (in the graphics window) to disk.

–– SaveSave GridGrid The Save Grid dialog box allows you to save a grid from memory

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– ReportReport CurrentCurrent GridGrid

Creates a report for the current grid. The report appears in the Minex Output Window.

ReportReport CurrentCurrent GridGrid Creates a report for the current grid. The report appears in the Minex
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TRIANGLETRIANGLE

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TriangleTriangle OperationsOperations

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TriangleTriangle OperationsOperations

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TriangleTriangle ComputeCompute

Triangle From Open String

Puts you into a Digitize Select mode to Select Multiple Open Geometry Strings (first and last points cannot be equal), from the Graphics Window, and to create a Triangulated surface from them. The tool is specifically designed to Triangulate Open strings that are in the same direction and follow much the same general trend - such as Road Strings (Centre Line, Batters and Curbs) to create a Road Triangulation.

Line, Batters and Curbs) to create a Road Triangulation. Triangle From Closed String Puts you into

Triangle From Closed String

Puts you into a Digitize Select mode to Select a Single Closed Geometry String (like a Mask or a Boundary) to create an enclosed Triangulation from.

mode to Select a Single Closed Geometry String (like a Mask or a Boundary) to create

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TriangleTriangle ComputeCompute

1. Display a Geometry Data

Use all Structure Data causes all data selected in the geometry file to be used.

Pick Structure Data puts you into the digitize mode to pick strings in the graphics window.

2. Triangle > Compute

Uncheck to specify your origin Use to clip the triangulation to a boundary Specify a
Uncheck to specify
your origin
Use to clip the
triangulation to a boundary
Specify a different plane to
compute triangle reference to

Straight: minimum distance to interpolate additional points along a string

Curves: minimum distance to interpolate additional points along a curve, using a centre point and radius

points along a curve, using a centre point and radius If you want to use only

If you want to use only survey points, specify a large value in the Interpolation - Straight field to ensure that no new points are added.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TriangleTriangle ComputeCompute SurfaceSurface fromfrom AttributeAttribute

This function will set a range of surface colours to a pre-existing triangle based on an attribute specified in the compute mode area.

will set a range of surface colours to a pre-existing triangle based on an attribute specified

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TriangleTriangle -- TriangleTriangle toto GridGrid

This option converts a triangle to a grid. The ECS gridding technique is used to compute the grid

toto GridGrid This option converts a triangle to a grid. The ECS gridding technique is used

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TriangleTriangle -- TriangleTriangle ContourContour StringsStrings

Create Strings from Triangle Contours dialog allows you to create individual Minex Geometry Strings from specified contour intervals for a nominated Triangle Surface

allows you to create individual Minex Geometry Strings from specified contour intervals for a nominated Triangle

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TriangleTriangle VolumesVolumes

1. Triangle to Triangle Volumes

VolumesVolumes 1. Triangle to Triangle Volumes Uses two selected triangles and reports volumes only over

Uses two selected triangles and reports volumes only over the area where the two are common

Triangle to Triangle Volumes Uses two selected triangles and reports volumes only over the area where
Triangle to Triangle Volumes Uses two selected triangles and reports volumes only over the area where
Triangle to Triangle Volumes Uses two selected triangles and reports volumes only over the area where
Triangle to Triangle Volumes Uses two selected triangles and reports volumes only over the area where
Triangle to Triangle Volumes Uses two selected triangles and reports volumes only over the area where
Triangle to Triangle Volumes Uses two selected triangles and reports volumes only over the area where

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TriangleTriangle VolumesVolumes

2. Triangle to Elevation Volumes

–– TriangleTriangle VolumesVolumes 2. Triangle to Elevation Volumes Uses a triangle and a specified datum level

Uses a triangle and a specified datum level

–– TriangleTriangle VolumesVolumes 2. Triangle to Elevation Volumes Uses a triangle and a specified datum level
–– TriangleTriangle VolumesVolumes 2. Triangle to Elevation Volumes Uses a triangle and a specified datum level
–– TriangleTriangle VolumesVolumes 2. Triangle to Elevation Volumes Uses a triangle and a specified datum level

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TriangleTriangle VolumesVolumes

3. Triangle to Bench-Elevation Volumes

VolumesVolumes 3. Triangle to Bench-Elevation Volumes Allows you to report the cut and fill between elevations

Allows you to report the cut and fill between elevations

VolumesVolumes 3. Triangle to Bench-Elevation Volumes Allows you to report the cut and fill between elevations
VolumesVolumes 3. Triangle to Bench-Elevation Volumes Allows you to report the cut and fill between elevations

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TriangleTriangle ArithmeticArithmetic

Arithmetic works with two sets of triangles to create a new triangle.Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TriangleTriangle ArithmeticArithmetic The arithmetic function are: • '+' allows two

works with two sets of triangles to create a new triangle. The arithmetic function are: •

The arithmetic function are:works with two sets of triangles to create a new triangle. • '+' allows two triangles

'+' allows two triangles to be added.

'-‘

The output triangle has the X, Y parameters (origin and extent) of the primary triangle. The elevation or Z value of the output triangle is the sum of the two input triangles. allows two triangles to be subtracted.

'*'

The output triangle has the X, Y parameters (origin, extent and mesh size) of the first input triangle. The elevation or Z value of the output triangle is the difference of the two input triangles. allows two input triangles to be multiplied.

'/‘

The output triangle has the X, Y parameters (origin, extent and mesh size) of the first input triangle. The elevation or Z value of the output triangle is the product of the two input triangles. allows two input triangles to be divided. The output triangle has the X, Y parameters (origin, extent and mesh size) of the first input triangle. The elevation or Z value of the output triangle is the dividend of the two input triangles.

MAX computes the maximum of two input triangles. MIN computes the minimum of two input triangles.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TriangleTriangle PatchPatch andand CutCut

–– TriangleTriangle PatchPatch andand CutCut Patch This function allows for the replacement of a part of

Patch

–– TriangleTriangle PatchPatch andand CutCut Patch This function allows for the replacement of a part of

This function allows for the replacement of a part of one section of a triangle (called Primary here) with another set (Secondary). The result will consist of the primary triangle where it exists, and the secondary triangle everywhere else.

The Patch command will only work properly when the insert surface (Secondary) is wholly within the master surface (Primary). If the insert triangle exists outside the master triangle area error message will appears on screen.

surface ( Primary ). If the insert triangle exists outside the master triangle area error message

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TriangleTriangle PatchPatch andand CutCut

–– TriangleTriangle PatchPatch andand CutCut Cut This option makes a cut inside the secondary triangle
–– TriangleTriangle PatchPatch andand CutCut Cut This option makes a cut inside the secondary triangle

Cut

This option makes a cut inside the secondary triangle based on the outer boundary of the primary triangle. This is almost similar to the Edit/Mask (set to null) option. Using the last two triangle sets in the previous example.

The Cut option will result in the following triangle as shown below.

the last two triangle sets in the previous example. The Cut option will result in the

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TriangleTriangle ManipulateManipulate

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TriangleTriangle ManipulateManipulate Scale Scale allows a single triangle to be multiplied or

Scale

Scale allows a single triangle to be multiplied or divided, adjusted by addition or subtraction or raised to a power by constant factors and saved under a new name.

You can specify a value in any four of the Multiplier, Divisor, Add Constant and Power fields.

under a new name. You can specify a value in any four of the Multiplier ,

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TriangleTriangle ManipulateManipulate

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TriangleTriangle ManipulateManipulate Limit The Limit tab allows you to choose how the data will

Limit

The Limit tab allows you to choose how the data will be modified and lets you specify the triangle limits. You can set data beyond limits to one of three options:

Null sets the data, which exists above the upper and below the lower limits to null.

Limit sets the data which exists above the upper and below the lower limits to the values specified in the Upper Z Limit and Lower Z Limit fields

Constant sets the data, which exists above the upper and below the lower limits, to the value specified in the Constant field.

sets the data, which exists above the upper and below the lower limits, to the value

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TriangleTriangle ManipulateManipulate

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TriangleTriangle ManipulateManipulate Transform Transform tab allows you to redefine the extents

Transform

Transform tab allows you to redefine the extents of the triangle. The values in the Origin (X and Y) fields represent the X and Y coordinates. The values in the Extent (X and Y) fields represent the X and Y extents.

Use the Digitise button if you want to specify the origin and extent based on selections in the graphics window.

extents. Use the Digitise button if you want to specify the origin and extent based on

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TriangleTriangle ManipulateManipulate

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TriangleTriangle ManipulateManipulate Shift The Shift tab allows you to move the entire triangle

Shift

The Shift tab allows you to move the entire triangle by a defined distance in X and Y. Specify the X and Y distance or click the Digitise button to specify the distance in the graphics window.

in X and Y. Specify the X and Y distance or click the Digitise button to

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TriangleTriangle EditEdit

This function allows you to edit a triangle or part of a triangle using a polygon to define the area you want to edit or exclude from editing.

Specify the name in the Triangle field

from editing. Specify the name in the Triangle field Edit Inside converts all mesh points inside

Edit Inside converts all mesh points inside the mask to the specified Null, Surface Number or Set Constant value Edit Outside convert all mesh points outside the mask to the specified Null, Surface Number or Set Constant value.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– TriangleTriangle EditEdit

Set Null , If you choose the Set Null option, the value of all mesh points in the affected area will be converted to NULL.

Set to Surface Number If you choose the Set to Surface Number option, the value of all mesh points in the affected area will have the specified surface number added to the grid value. Note that this number (0 - 9) replaces the least significant digit in the Z value at each mesh point. To be effective, each area of the triangle MUST be given a surface number, or else those areas not given one will have a random surface number.

Set Constant If you choose the Set Constant option, the value of all mesh points in the affected area will have the specified constant replace the grid value. An example of using a constant is where a polygonal outline might represent the floor of a pit. The constant would be the elevation of the pit floor.

Add Constant If you choose the Add Constant option, the value you specify is added to all mesh points in the affected area.

Smooth - Curvature The value you specify in this field is the radius of the curvature you want to use to smooth the points in the affected area.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– SaveSave TriangleTriangle

The Save Triangles dialog box allows you to save a triangle from memory (in the graphics window) to disk. File Name: Specify the name you want to save the triangle as.

a triangle from memory (in the graphics window) to disk. File Name: Specify the name you

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– ReportReport CurrentCurrent TriangleTriangle

Creates a report for the current triangle. The report appears in the Minex Output Window.

CurrentCurrent TriangleTriangle Creates a report for the current triangle. The report appears in the Minex Output
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MOUNTSMOUNTS

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– MountsMounts OperationsOperations

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– MountsMounts OperationsOperations

PLANPLAN

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PlanPlan >> CreateCreate

o Plan – Create dialog box allow you to create a plan

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PlanPlan >> CreateCreate o Plan – Create dialog box allow you to create a

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PlanPlan >> CreateCreate

Sheet field has a pre-defined set of paper sizes that you can select by clicking in the field. If none of the pre-defined sizes suit your requirements, select Custom from the Sheet drop-down list, then change the X and Y values. You can also choose Portrait or Landscape.

Method, there are four methods from which you can choose. The Co-ordinate Definition fields become active or inactive based on the method you choose.

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Upper/Lower: Choose the Upper/Lower method if you want to type in Origin and Upper X and Y co- ordinates. You can also click the Dig button to go to the digitize mode and select your co-ordinates in the graphics window. Minex will automatically fill in the Origin and Upper X and Y values for you based on the co-ordinates you select.

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Origin/Extent: Choose the Origin/Extent method if you want to type in Origin and Extent (distance) X and Y co-ordinates. The Dig button can also be used with this method.

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Origin/Scale: Choose the Origin/Scale method if you just want to type in an Origin and the Scale to use. When you use this method, Minex will calculate the Upper and Extent values for you based on the scale you specify. The Dig button can also be used with this method.

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Surface Extents: Choose the Grid Extents method if you have a "current" grid in memory. Minex will fill in the Origin and Extent values based on that grid.

The Rotation field is valid with all of the methods, and allows you to specify the degrees you want to rotate. You could also click the Dig button to digitally select a point and the rotate direction. Minex will fill in the Rotation field for you based on your maneuver.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PlanPlan >> CoordinateCoordinate GridGrid

o Plan - Coordinate Grid dialog box allows you to specify how a coordinate grid on a plan is plotted

you to specify how a coordinate grid on a plan is plotted 1. Continuous option, the

1. Continuous option, the coordinate lines will be continuous from top to bottom and left to right

Intersections option, the coordinate grid will consist of cross hairs at the intersection of the coordinate interval

Edge Ticks option, small ticks or lines will be drawn on the boundary of the plan at the coordinate interval

Grid Interval: Grid Interval is the spacing of grids.

Auto-generate grid intervals option divides the grid or plan so that 5 grid lines or intersections are plotted

Plot Grid Boundary option allows the boundary to be plotted. Use the Select Color button to change the boundary color if required.

Annotate Corners option will annotate the four corners of the grid with X and Y values

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PlanPlan >> LineLine ContourContour -- GridGrid

o Plan – Line Contour Grid dialog box to enable the plotting of the contours
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Plan – Line Contour Grid dialog box to enable the plotting of the contours of a grid to a plan
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The Boundary Line tab allows you to specify the appearance of the boundary line
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The Mask Grid tab allows you to specify a mask grid to use
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The Highs & Lows tab allows you to specify annotation parameters
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The Faults tab allows you to define the appearance of fault lines

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PlanPlan >> LineLine ContourContour -- TriangleTriangle

o Plan – Line Contour Triangle dialog box to enable the plotting of the contours
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Plan – Line Contour Triangle dialog box to enable the plotting of the contours of a triangle to a plan
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The Boundary Line tab allows you to specify the appearance of the boundary line
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The Mask Grid tab allows you to specify a mask grid to use
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The Highs & Lows tab allows you to specify annotation parameters
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The Faults tab allows you to define the appearance of fault lines

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PlanPlan >> ShadeShade ContourContour GridGrid

o Plan – Shade Contour Grid allows you to set up color shades associated with grid contours

ContourContour GridGrid o Plan – Shade Contour Grid allows you to set up color shades associated
ContourContour GridGrid o Plan – Shade Contour Grid allows you to set up color shades associated

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PlanPlan >> GridGrid PostPost

o Plan – Grid Post dialog box allows you to plot a grid as mesh boxes with the elevation or level of the grid annotated

mesh boxes with the elevation or level of the grid annotated Text Position Annotation is plotted
mesh boxes with the elevation or level of the grid annotated Text Position Annotation is plotted

Text Position Annotation is plotted at the center of the grid cell if the X and Y values are '0'. An X value of '0.1' will start the annotation to the right. A Y value of '0.1' will start the annotation higher in the box

Cell Sides If ticked, the Plot grid cell sides checkbox will cause the sides of the mesh to be plotted as a black line on paper (white on screen).

Color Range The Use Color Range checkbox allows you to plot different data with different colors. This may be useful for highlighting erroneous data or values.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PlanPlan >> BoreholeBorehole LocationsLocations

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PlanPlan >> BoreholeBorehole LocationsLocations
Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PlanPlan >> BoreholeBorehole LocationsLocations

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PlanPlan >> SeamSeam CorrelationCorrelation PlanPlan

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PlanPlan >> SeamSeam CorrelationCorrelation PlanPlan

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PlanPlan >> PlanPlan DetailDetail PitPit BlockBlock

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PlanPlan >> PlanPlan DetailDetail PitPit BlockBlock

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PlanPlan >> SeamSeam OutcropsOutcrops

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PlanPlan >> SeamSeam OutcropsOutcrops
Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PlanPlan >> SeamSeam OutcropsOutcrops

SECTIONSECTION

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– SectionSection >> CreateCreate

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– SectionSection >> CreateCreate

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– PlanPlan >> CreateCreate

Sheet field has a pre-defined set of paper sizes that you can select by clicking in the field. If none of the pre-defined sizes suit your requirements, select Custom from the Sheet drop-down list, then change the X and Y values. You can also choose Portrait or Landscape.

X-Y

You can type in the X and Y values or click the Digitize button to select the co-ordinates from the graphics window.

Z-Values

You can type in the Upper and Lower Z co-ordinates (depth) or click in the Use Z From field to choose an object from the drop-down list (these are objects such as grids that you've been using). If you choose to select an object from the drop-down list, Minex will fill in the Upper and Lower Z values for you.

Tolerance

You can specify Upper and Lower tolerance values.

Scale & Ratio

If you want to specify a scale of 1:1000, type 1000 in the Scale field. If you want to stretch the vertical axis, type the vertical value in the H/V Ratio field. For example: 5 in the H/V Ratio field means 1 meter horizontal = 5 meters vertical. Type a value (in meters) in the End Clearance field if you want to specify a clearance before the starting point and after the ending point.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– SectionSection >> CoordinateCoordinate GridGrid

o Section - Coordinate Grid dialog box allows you to specify how a coordinate grid on a section is plotted

you to specify how a coordinate grid on a section is plotted 1. Continuous option, the

1. Continuous option, the coordinate lines will be continuous from top to bottom and left to right

Intersections option, the coordinate grid will consist of cross hairs at the intersection of the coordinate interval

Edge Ticks option, small ticks or lines will be drawn on the boundary of the plan at the coordinate interval

Grid Interval: Grid Interval is the spacing of grids.

Plot Grid Boundary option allows the boundary to be plotted. Use the Select Color button to change the boundary color if required.

Annotate Corners option will annotate the four corners of the grid with X and Y values

Annotation Parameters

When ticked, the Geographic annotation checkbox causes the X and Y axis to be labelled, otherwise the east and north axis are labelled.

When ticked, the Annotate RL checkbox causes vertical annotations to be suffixed with "RL".

When ticked, the Annotate Outside checkbox causes annotations to be placed outside the coordinate grid.

When ticked, the Annotate Dogleg Points checkbox causes annotations to be placed against section bends.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– SectionSection >> GridGrid CrossCross SectionSection

The Section - Cross Section - Grids dialog box allows you to plot cross-sections through one or more grids on a section mount in a Drafting

through one or more grids on a section mount in a Drafting  Mode, The plots

Mode, The plots modes available can be selected from the drop down box. There are 3 choices:

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Draw the specified grid (in the Grid column) as a single line on the section – no secondary grid is required for this option

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Color fill between the specified grid (in the Grid column) and the grid in the Associated Grid column - For example, you may select the seam floor as your main grid, and seam roof for the second grid. This will color fill the range between both grids.

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Color fill between the specified grid (in the Grid column) and the surface created by adding the associated thickness grid to the specified grid.

Associated Grid, If color fill is selected, specify the name of the second grid to be used in conjunction with the grid specified in the Grid column (see above, mode 2 or 3).

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– SectionSection >> TriangleTriangle CrossCross SectionSection

The Triangle Cross-Section dialog box allows you to plot cross-sections through one or more triangles on a section mount in a Drafting window.

dialog box allows you to plot cross-sections through one or more triangles on a section mount

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– SectionSection >> SeamSeam CrossCross SectionSection

The Seam Cross Section dialogue is used for displaying grids on a cross section through a Seam Model including a topographic surface, weathering and other surfaces (Grid or Triangle).

on a cross section through a Seam Model including a topographic surface, weathering and other surfaces

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– SectionSection >> SeamSeam CrossCross SectionSection

The Initialize tab allows you to setup the Topographic surface, a reference and weathering surface.

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Topography, tick this option to choose to display a topographic surface. It may be displayed as:

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Reference Surface, allows you to select a grid or a triangle surface to be displayed horizontally across the section moving the grids/triangles above and below this surface respectively. The Vertical position on the section where you want the reference grid to be plotted. 0 will plot at the top of the mount, 1 will plot the reference surface at the bottom of the mount and 0.5 (default) will plot in the center of the mount.

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Weathering Surface, allows you to identify additional grids/triangles besides TOPS (topography) that act as weathering surfaces (i.e., can function as a "cutting" grid, if overlapping seam grids are to be cut off).

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Fault Block Model - Tick to select this option if the seam model grids you want to plot are from a 3D faulted model (via SeamModel-Unfault Refault)

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Plot Faults - will display the trace(s) of the faults used when generating the 3D faulted model

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Plot Annotation - will display annotation of fault and seam names for the 3D faulted model.

The Surfaces tab allows plotting of gridded or triangulated surfaces for layers not defined in the .B35 file from the current Borehole database, ie non conformable surfaces. An example would include modelled formation boundaries Base of Tertiary or ground water surfaces. If the user wishes to plot such grids on a cross-section, but does not wish seam/layer grids to be cut off by such grids, these grids can be defined through this option.

The Plotting Parameters tab

The Seams tab is used to define which seams will be displayed on the cross section. The table is populated for all seams or selected seams. Then you can edit / customise lines in the table on an individual basis.

The Legend tab allows yout to setup legend parameter.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– SectionSection >> BoreholeBorehole SectionSection

The Seam Cross Section dialogue, use this option to plot Boreholes on a Section mount in a Drafting window.

to plot Boreholes on a Section mount in a Drafting window. Note: This menu can also

Note: This menu can also be used to plot Boreholes on a 'Solid Section' in the 3D Design window. To do this, go to the Mounts Control Panel, expand the 'Sections' node and right click on a section mount name to choose the 'Solid Section' option. This will display the solid section for the selected section mount and you will then be able to setup the Borehole Section Plotting dialog and click OK to plot the Boreholes on the solid section.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– SectionSection >> BoreholeBorehole SectionSection

Seven Tabs are available to configure the final output:

Function - To select the Borehole and the Seams you want to include in the plot.

Trace - Setup parameters for displaying the trace of the Boreholes on the section mount.

ID's - Setup parameters to display Borehole and Seam names.

Intervals - Setup parameters to plot depth and sample intervals.

Anno & Litho - Setup to annotate seam and/or sample data from the Borehole database, and whether to plot an additional trace for a second lithology variable (a brightness profile for example).

Histogram - Setup to plot histogram(s) of sample data held in the Borehole database (downhole geophysics for example).

Sheet Params - Controls the final plot sheet size, orientation and margins. This is for information only and cannot be used to edit the section mount.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– SectionSection >> PitPit SectionSection

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– SectionSection >> PitPit SectionSection
Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– SectionSection >> PitPit SectionSection
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InsituInsitu ResourceResource ReportingReporting

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– InsituInsitu ResourceResource ReportingReporting

Seam & Quality Definition

ReportingReporting  Seam & Quality Definition Seams - Select Seam Range - either all seams, or

Seams - Select Seam Range - either all seams, or seams between a top and bottom seam (inclusive).

Thickness Grid Suffix - By default and by convention the grid suffix for seam thickness is "ST”

Density Suffix - By default and by convention the grid suffix for Relative Density is RD. Other options include ARD.

Default Density - Define a default value for the software to use as a Density default if the defined density grids are not found. Min. Thickness - Define a minimum seam thickness to report resources for.

Quality - You can optionally enter a list of Seam Quality grids by suffix. These Quality Grids can then be used in 2 ways:

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The Qualities can be reported for the Reserves on a tonnage weighted basis, or

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The Qualities can be used to limit the Reserves (eg. Maximum ASH of 30% would only report those quantities of coal for which this was true.) Multiple selections of Quality limits can be used

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– InsituInsitu ResourceResource ReportingReporting Limits

ResourceResource ReportingReporting  Limits Upper Limit There are 2 ways of defining an upper limiting

Upper Limit There are 2 ways of defining an upper limiting surface for the calculation, Topography or Weathering surface for example: Grid - Define a grid name and the name of the grid folder containing that grid Elevation - choose an elevation (R.L.), the default is

10,000

Lower Limit There are 2 ways of defining an lower limiting surface for the calculation, a pit surface for example: Grid - Define a grid name and the name of the grid folder containing that grid Elevation - choose an elevation (R.L.), the default is

10,000

Polygon Limit You can also limit reserve calculation within a polygon. You may either Digitize a new polygon, Pick and existing polygon from the Graphics Window or select an existing polygon from a List.

DetailedDetailed ResourceResource ReportingReporting

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– DetailedDetailed ResourceResource ReportingReporting

Seam Defaults

ResourceResource ReportingReporting  Seam Defaults Seam Defaults Setup the seam default values. These values

Seam Defaults Setup the seam default values. These values will be used to populate the Seams table when you subsequently select the seams you wish to include in the report. If necessary, these defaults can then be customised for individual seams.

Density - Define the density to be used if no density grid(s) exists for the selected seams.

Min Thickness - Define a minimum seam thickness. Data less than this value will not be reported as a resource but will instead be allocated to waste material.

Mine Recovery - Define the value for mine recovery to be used if no mine recovery grid(s) exist. The default is set to 100%.

Yield - The default yield value to be used if no yield grid(s) exists. The default is set to 100%.

Select Seams - Opens the Select Seams dialog where you are able to nominate the seam name(s) for the resource calculation. The list of seams offered is accessed from the current Borehole Database.

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Surface/Weight Grids

ReportingReporting  Surface/Weight Grids Thickness - Define the Seam Thickness Grid suffix (by

Thickness - Define the Seam Thickness Grid suffix (by convention the suffix ST is used) and the choose the name of the grid folder containing the seam thickness grids for all selected seams.

Density - Define the Density Grid suffix (by convention RD or ARD) and the grid folder containing the density grids for all selected seams.

Mine Recovery - Defines the Mine Recovery Grid suffix (by convention MR) and the grid folder containing the recovery grids for all selected seams.

Yield - Define the Yield Grid suffix (by convention YD or YLD) and the grid folder containing the yield grids for all selected seams.

Set Nulls to:

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Zero - MINEX reporting options can optionally assign zero thickness values to points where thickness was undefined (null).

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Null - If there is a null value in a grid use this setting to leave the value for each point as null.

Micromesh number - Minex detailed resource reporting offers an option to 'micro-mesh' to achieve greater resolution. This becomes important when reporting within closed polygon strings which cut across cells.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– DetailedDetailed ResourceResource ReportingReporting Quality

ResourceResource ReportingReporting  Quality Select Quality Variables - This button will open the

Select Quality Variables - This button will open the Select Variables dialog. The variables you select will be used to populate the Quality Variables table on this dialog, and will later be included in the list of variables available when you are generating the reporting template.

Name - Quality variable name, may contain up to eight characters. A maximum of 128 quality variables may be reported. These are typically Borehole Database variables, but other variables such as DS (distance) or SRAT (strip ratio) may be defined here if you are generating resources on a 'Class' basis.

Weighting - Must be specified. The valid options are obtained by clicking in the text field and are:

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Area - weighted by AREA

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Volume - weighted by AREA*THICKNESS. This is typically used for density variables.

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Tonnes - weighted by AREA*THICKNESS*DENSITY. This is typically used for Borehole Database variables other than density.

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Product - weighted by AREA*THICKNESS*DENSITY*YIELD

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– DetailedDetailed ResourceResource ReportingReporting Limits

ResourceResource ReportingReporting  Limits Vertical Limits: Use this tab to setup vertical and areal

Vertical Limits:

Use this tab to setup vertical and areal limits to use when generating the resource report. Top Grid - Select the name of the Topography grid to be used as an upper limiting surface, by convention this grid is called TOPS. Weathering - Tick to enable the use of a weathering grid

Lower Limits:

Tick to enable the use of a Basal grid to limit the calculations. Base: Specify either a Base Grid or a fixed Depth or Elevation. Pit: Use this option to choose a Minex Pit as a limiting surface. Pit Number - Select the Pit number Base Bench - Define the Base Bench Number Output Grid - Nominate a Depth (RL) to use as an upper limit for the resource computation.

Area Limits Limit Area - Tick to enable the use of limiting Polygons. Accumulated - Click this option to report combined resources within all polygons you will subsequently select. Separate - click this option to report all selected polygons individually.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– DetailedDetailed ResourceResource ReportingReporting Reports

ResourceResource ReportingReporting  Reports Bench Report Bench Report - Tick to enable the generation

Bench Report

Bench Report - Tick to enable the generation of a report including a breakdown based on benches.

Class Report

Class Report - Select to classify the resources into classes based on value ranges. These classes may be used as sorting keys (See Report Template Generator) in the output report. Nomination of classes must be on an incremental basis and must NOT overlap.

Select Variables - Click here to open the Select Variables dialog. Please note that the list of Variables offered in this list matches the Quality Variables previously setup on the "Quality Tab". The variables you select will be used to populate the table below. To add variables to the list offered, go back to the Quality Tab on the Seam Detailed Resources Report dialog.

Unassigned - Tick to include in the output report data which is not assigned to any of the defined Classes in the report. Incremental - Select whether to report the classes incrementally or cumulatively.

Table:

Variable - The Variable name. Text - Any text you want to add to the output report. Lower Limit - Defaults to 0. Define a numeric lower limit. Upper Limit - Defaults to 0. Define a numeric upper limit. Class Name - A user-allocated name for the class you are defining. Multiple lines can be allocated to the same class. Accept - Tick to include the data in the report. Clear to exclude it.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– DetailedDetailed ResourceResource ReportingReporting

Reports – Example of Class Reports

The following sample of a setup of this part of the dialog is a simple 3 class setup. This setup will report resources classified into the following ranges:

Where ASH is between 0 and 5%, this section of the output report will be labelled class 1. Where ASH is between 5 and 15%, this section of the output report will be labelled class 2. Where ASH is between 15 and 30%, this section of the output report will be labelled class 3.

If ASH is <0 or >30, it will not be reported as the Unassigned option has not been ticked.

be labelled class 3. If ASH is <0 or >30, it will not be reported as

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– DetailedDetailed ResourceResource ReportingReporting

Reports – Example of Class Reports

A more complicated setup example will report:

Where ASH is between 1 and 10 and ARD is between 0 and 1.4, this will be labelled as Class 1. Where ASH is between 1 and 10 and ARD is between 1.4 and 1.5, this will be labelled as Class 2. Where ASH is between 10 and 50 and ARD is between 0 and 1.4, this will be labelled as Class 3. Where ASH is between 10 and 50 and ARD is between 1.4 and 1.5, this will be labelled as Class 4.

be labelled as Class 3. Where ASH is between 10 and 50 and ARD is between

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– DetailedDetailed ResourceResource ReportingReporting

Fault Blocks

ResourceResource ReportingReporting  Fault Blocks Fault Block Model Use this tab if you are reporting

Fault Block Model Use this tab if you are reporting resources for a 3D Faulted geological model.

Fault Block Recognition - This tick box enables/disables this whole panel.

Fault Block Separation - Tick this box to report resources based on the fault blocks.

Report Zero Values - Tick this box to report zero values found.

Select Fault Blocks - Click here to access a list of Fault Blocks in the current model. This will populate the table below the 'Select Fault Blocks' button.

Minex5.2Minex5.2 –– DetailedDetailed ResourceResource ReportingReporting

Report Name

ResourceResource ReportingReporting  Report Name Report Name Template: The name of the report template you

Report Name

Template: The name of the report template you wish to use.

The Create/Edit Template button opens the Report Template Generator dialog.

Output Window Only - Tick this box to send the report to the Minex Output Window. If this box is not ticked, you must specify the Report Name and Output File Type you wish to generate.

If the Output File Type is CSV, the Open CSV Report in default application option will automatically open the resulting report in the default application (normally Microsoft Excel).

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Current Template

TemplateTemplate GeneratorGenerator  Current Template Current Template Template: You can either enter the name of

Current Template

Template: You can either enter the name of an existing

or new template. You can also use the

select a pre-existing template using the file explorer.

the select a pre-existing template using the file explorer. button to Save - This button is

button to

Save - This button is enabled whenever changes are made to the template. If you attempt to leave the dialog without first saving your changes, a warning message will be issued

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Add/Edit Variables

TemplateTemplate GeneratorGenerator  Add/Edit Variables Add Variables This button open the Select Variable

Add Variables This button open the Select Variable dialog. This is where you select the variables that will be used in your report. These are:

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Name - Name of the Variable.

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Disable - Tick to Disable any processing of this variable.

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Output - Controls whether or not the value of the variable is output to the report. This can be used to include variables which are used as filters or part of calculated variables and which you do not wish to print out.

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Title - The column header which will appear in the report.

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Width - The number of columns allocated to the value in the output file.

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Decimals - The number of decimals places to be printed.

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Round - Controls whether the value in the report is truncated or rounded to the number of decimal places specified.

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Accumulate - If this is ticked, the cumulative value of the variable is displayed in the report.

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Add/Edit Variables

TemplateTemplate GeneratorGenerator  Add/Edit Variables Calculated Variable - Click here to add a calculated

Calculated Variable - Click here to add a calculated variable to the report. As well as all the properties defined above, you must supply a Definition for the new variable. For example: COAL_VOLUME/1000

Include Filter - Click here to define a filter which will be used to choose what data to include in the report. The available properties are:

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Name - Name for the filter

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Definition - Formula which determines wether the data is included in the report. For example:

COAL_VOLUME>1000000

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Disable - Tick to temporarily disable the filter.

Exclude Filter - Click here to define a filter which will be used to exclude data from the report. The properties are the same as the Include filter.

Keys - Click here to select a variable to use as a sort key. Once the variable has been selected, you can specify the sort order (ascending / descending). Multiple keys can be specified. They are applied in the order of appearance. Only the variables which have been selected by the Add Variables button or Calculated Variables are available.

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Add/Edit Variables

TemplateTemplate GeneratorGenerator  Add/Edit Variables Global Summary - Click here to open the RTG Summary Editor.
TemplateTemplate GeneratorGenerator  Add/Edit Variables Global Summary - Click here to open the RTG Summary Editor.

Global Summary - Click here to open the RTG Summary Editor.

The available totalizing functions are:

Average

Count

Sum

Greatest

Least

Group - Click here to define reporting Groups. The Definition field controls what data is allocated to each group you create.

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