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CHRISTCHURCH, NZ, 4 May 2015 – ARANZ Geo Limited, developer of leading 3D geological modelling software Leapfrog, today announced a partnership with leading mine planning and engineering software Deswik. The partnership further enhances ARANZ Geo’s strategy of partnering with like-minded innovators.   

ARANZ Geo’s Leapfrog programme partners include leading software solutions Snowden Supervisor, Mapinfo Discover from Pitney Bowes, Esri ArcGIS, and now Deswick.

Connecting the leading specialists

Shaun Maloney, ARANZ Geo CEO says, “We are focused on providing Leapfrog customers with valuable integration to deliver the best possible mining software solutions. Deswick and our other partners are all at the forefront of what they do. The Leapfrog partner programme brings these specialist providers together to collaborate on an ongoing basis to ensure users can readily switch between programmes and reap the benefits.”

Matt Chilcott, MD of Deswik says, “Integration has always been a key differentiator of Deswik’s software. Our integration with Leapfrog’s market leading geological software furthers our vision of extensive, simple and automated integration throughout the entire mine planning value chain.”

Shared culture

Deswik interoperability is available now through recently released Leapfrog Geo 2.2. Users can create a sub blocked model in Leapfrog Geo, then import into Deswik for mine planning, optimization and basic estimation.Mike Walker, ARANZ Geo’s Partner Manager says, “Deswik interoperability enhances efficiency and improves workflows in mine planning and operations, but the partnership is about much more than pure functionality. We share a similar culture and both place importance on doing things differently and better. Although non-competitive, we are in a similar market space and we both understand and appreciate the ongoing value of our long term relationship.”

Joint demo at EXPONOR Chile

To showcase the partnership Leapfrog and Deswik will give a joint demonstration at the forthcoming EXPONOR in Antofagasta, Chile on11 May – 15 May.  Visitors to the expo will be able to see first-hand how customers can integrate the market leading power of Leapfrog Geo’s dynamic geological modelling into Deswik Suite’s mine design and scheduling software.

Increase confidence, reduce risk

Leapfrog Geo continues to develop in close consultation with users. The workflow solution lets users rapidly construct multiple models that consider multiple hypotheses, tested against multiple futures for more realistic, sophisticated and robust evaluation. New information is quickly and dynamically added, keeping models up-to-date.

Users can register via for a live demonstration in their area to experience the Leapfrog and Deswik integration.


Further information:
Sandra Lukey,
Shine Group (PR for ARANZ Geo)
Mobile: +64 21 2262 858
Email: [email protected]

About ARANZ Geo:

ARANZ Geo Limited is a world leader in the interpretation and visualisation of geological data for the mining, environmental, renewable energy and other geologically dependent industries.  ARANZ Geo is the developer of the revolutionary Leapfrog 3D geological modelling solutions for the mining, hydrogeology and geothermal industries which enable senior executives and geologists to make critical time-sensitive investment decisions that reduce risk, cost and time. Subsidiary company QG serves the mining consultancy market. ARANZ Geo’s global footprint includes a Christchurch-based HQ and R&D centre and offices in Asia/Pacific, Africa, South America, North America and Europe. 

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About Deswik Mining Consultants

Deswik Mining Consultants is an international company offering innovative mining engineering services. Deswik produces cutting edge mine planning software by merging technical mining domain skills from each sector, with specialist programming expertise and the latest software development technologies. The consulting arm acts as R&D for our software and our software gives consultants and clients a competitive edge. The company was formed in 2008, by the founders of African Computer Mining Services Pty Ltd (ACMS) who originally developed the popular Mine2-4D mine planning software. Deswik was also involved in minerals processing, however this part of the business has since been sold.

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