Gemcom Software International Inc.

Gemcom Software International Inc.

February 28, 2011 14:57 ET

Latest Version of Gemcom Surpac Geology and Mine Planning Software Offers Innovative Performance Features

Surpac 6.2 Incorporates Significant Time-saving Capabilities, Builds on Industry-leading Ease-of-use

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 28, 2011) - Gemcom Software International Inc., the largest global supplier of mining software solutions, today announced it has released Gemcom Surpac™ 6.2, the latest version of the world's most popular geology and mine planning software. Surpac addresses all of the requirements of geologists, surveyors, and mining engineers, delivering efficiency and accuracy through ease-of-use, powerful 3D graphics, and workflow automation that can be aligned to company-specific processes and data flows.

Considerable time-savings can be achieved in Surpac 6.2 thanks to a new, powerful algorithm for digital terrain model (DTM) creation, saving users hours per day when working with complex calculations. Further release features include improvements to the drillhole database, greater block modelling functionality, and enhancements made to the interoperability of data between systems used in conjunction with Surpac.

"The enhancements made in Surpac 6.2 are the direct result of our discussions with users and the industry. With professional skills in ever shorter supply, and with geologists and engineers tasked to do more in shorter periods of time, software ease-of-use and functionality that saves time is more important than ever," said Eli Alston, Gemcom's product line manager. "Surpac is the most widely used geology and mine planning software in the world today in part because it is well known for offering powerful capabilities that are easy to use, allowing new users to become proficient quickly. This is particularly important when staff are new to an operation or the industry."

Surpac 6.2 highlights:

  • Rapid DTM creation – up to ten times faster.
  • New 2D transform DTM function enables users to transform DTM surfaces and 3D solids from one coordinate system to another.
  • Enhanced data interoperability between systems often used with Surpac, including Gemcom Whittle™ and AutoCAD® 2010.
  • Enriched drillhole database with added capabilities for specifying minimum and maximum values for drillhole labels.
  • Expanded block modelling functionality.

For more information about Surpac 6.2, visit Also visit to view a list of Surpac and industry resources, including product videos, Webinars, and customer stories.

Gemcom today also announced the release of Gemcom GEMS™ 6.3, the latest version of its collaborative geology and mine planning solution. 

About Gemcom

When mining companies seek to increase mine productivity, they turn to Gemcom for technology and services. The Company is home to world-renowned mining solutions like GEMS, Surpac, Minex, Whittle, and InSite, and to industry thought leaders who are pushing the boundaries of what's possible in mining. Established in 1985, Gemcom has a global reach delivering comprehensive solutions in all major mining centres in more than 130 countries. Every major mining company, including BHP Billiton, Codelco, De Beers, Newmont and Vale is a Gemcom client. Through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions, the Company has become the largest global supplier of mining software solutions. For more information, visit

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