Mine Water and Waste Management


Mine Water Balance, Water Quality and Waste Management Modeling

GoldSim allows you to create realistic models of mine systems in order to carry out risk analyses, evaluate potential environmental impacts, support strategic planning, and optimize operations. GoldSim combines the flexibility of a general-purpose and highly-graphical probabilistic simulation framework with specialized modules to support mass transport modeling, reliability engineering, financial modeling and optimization. With GoldSim, you can then predict future behavior, identify which factors have the greatest influence, answer "What if?" questions, and evaluate alternatives. GoldSim is not only powerful and flexible (so that it can accurately represent mine systems), but GoldSim also facilitates construction of graphical and highly transparent models that can be easily explained to decision-makers and stakeholders.

GoldSim has been used extensively in the mining industry worldwide to address a broad range of issues, including:

  • Mine water management;
  • Contaminant transport and environmental compliance;
  • Evaluation of mine closure options;
  • Mine material management and logistics;and
  • Reliability and throughput analysis of processing facilities.

GoldSim Mine Water Balance Model

GoldSim simulation software is used throughout the world by mining companies such as Anglo American, Anglo Gold, Barrick Gold, BHP Billiton, Newmont Gold, Rio Tinto, and Teck, as well as by leading mining consulting firms such as AECOM, Golder Associates, Klohn Crippen Berger, Knight Piesold, Stantec, hatch, WSP and Jacobs.


Some examples of how GoldSim has been used to address mining issues include the following:

Learn More

To learn more, you can:

  • Download our Mining White Paper to see how GoldSim can be applied for mining applications;
  • View some technical papers describing the use of GoldSim for mining applications;
  • Take the GoldSim Quick Tour to quickly learn about GoldSim's features and capabilities;
  • Compare GoldSim to other simulation approaches;
  • Request a free web demo, in which one of our technical staff shares his/her desktop while answering your questions and demonstrating how GoldSim can be applied to mining applications; and/or
  • Request a free Evaluation and try GoldSim for yourself.


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