Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced that its Seequent business unit has acquired Canadian software company Minalytix, the developer of MX Deposit.
The acquisition extends Seequent’s cloud capabilities and solutions for mining, including greenfield exploration, resource development, and mining production. Prior to the transaction, Seequent held a minority shareholding in Minalytix, and its partnership included exclusive global rights to sell MX Deposit.
MX Deposit simplifies and controls how drill hole and other field data is collected, managed, and shared throughout the lifecycle of a deposit, said a statement from Bentley.
Mining exploration teams can configure the solution for various activities, including diamond and percussive drilling, grade control, underground face sampling, metallurgical sampling, stockpile sampling, and sampling mill circuits, it stated.
MX Deposit closes gaps in a project’s data collection, streamlines workflow, reduces errors, and provides an audit trail to improve data confidence and act as a single source of truth for project data.
MX Deposit is easy to use and configure and works anywhere online and offline, delivering valuable insights across all mining projects. Real-time collaboration is enabled with live project data, it added.
According to Bentley, mining companies use MX Deposit, in conjunction with other geophysics and geology data management and modeling tools, to find, develop, and manage world-class deposits, and to enable teams to manage risk and make better, more profitable decisions.
Data can be easily integrated into MX Deposit in order to provide context that delivers more knowledge and better decision making.
Seequent already integrates its Leapfrog, Oasis montaj, Target, and Imago solutions with MX Deposit, streamlining processes and increasing efficiency for geologists, engineers, and other stakeholders.
MX Deposit unlocks value from drilling, one of the largest investments for any mining and exploration company, with enduring high-quality data.
Seequent CEO Graham Grant said: "We’re excited to welcome the Minalytix team to Seequent, following our successful collaboration, to broaden the mining workflow through further cloud capabilities. Drill and sample data are the lifeblood for mining companies when exploring, and MX Deposit naturally aligns with our mining and exploration portfolio, including newly acquired geoscientific imagery platform Imago.'
"We have already done a great job of integrating the software and now we are excited to integrate the team," he added.
Minalytix Co-founder and CEO David Peres said: "We’re delighted to join Seequent as it allows us to deliver on our founding mission to impact the mining industry positively. We partnered exclusively with Seequent a couple of years ago as they had earned a reputation as a trusted mining innovator with a global reach."
"As a result, demand for MX Deposit increased in leaps and bounds. With Seequent’s expertise and support, MX Deposit will be able to reach its full potential," he added.