GMG welcomes Opencontour as its newest member

Opencontour offers open pit and heap leach mine design, planning and optimization solutions

(MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC, February 28, 2022) Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) is excited to welcome the addition of Opencontour to its community led by industry experts, innovators, and pioneers. The continued implementation of software solutions is at the forefront of innovations for today’s mining operations. 

A U.S. based mining software company focused on open pit design and scheduling, leach pad stack planning and recovery modelling, Opencontour helps companies discover the true value of their assets offering various solutions to the many challenges facing the industry today. Their software tools are designed to streamline the overall mine design, scheduling, planning, efficiencies, and productivity. Additional tools lead to solutions for full heap leaching and metal recovery modelling, maximizing savings.

“Innovations from companies, such as Opencontour continue to revolutionize how mining is conducted,” says Heather Ednie, GMG’s Chief Executive Officer. “Their expertise and advanced approach to mining practices will only benefit the GMG community moving forward.” 

Russ Downer, the company’s CEO and Founder embraces today’s mining challenges. “We created Opencontour from our own experiences with mining software programs that didn’t meet our expectations. As a result, Opencontour helps ease the burden of what can often be described as difficult mine planning decisions by measuring cost-benefit scenarios for alternate mine designs and schedules. We’re excited that we can share these experiences and knowledge with members of GMG.”

About Opencontour

Opencontour is an open pit and heap leach mining software company that utilizes SaaS software. Their products focus on pit design, mine planning and scheduling, heap leach pad stacking, and mine site optimization. Opencontour provides effective tools for streamlining processes throughout the entire mine and supports site managers to pre-emptively plan the best scenarios before they are installed. The ability to foresee how plans affect each other ahead of time saves mining companies valuable time and resources.

About GMG

The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) is a network of like-minded companies driving change in the mining industry. Together, we help develop knowledge, educate, and guide the global mining industry. We monitor the pulse of the industry and develop multi-disciplinary guidelines and strategies to manage risk, enhance performance, design solutions, inform planning and decision making, and save time and money. Our members are mining companies, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), original technology manufacturers (OTMs), research organizations and consultants from around the world who recognize that innovation does not happen in silos. GMG improves communication and facilitates collaboration to foster a more sustainable and efficient future for mining. Our multi-stakeholder working groups address topics such as interoperability, data access and usage, artificial intelligence, autonomous equipment, underground communication, battery-electric equipment, and comminution efficiency in mining. For more information contact us here.