Micromine allows students to use and experience valuable on the job skills through its easy-to-use features

MICROMINE’s Academic Licensing Scheme (ALS) continues to assist students with industry based learning and on the job skills by partnering with the University of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SD Mines) in 2016 and beyond.

MICROMINE is proud to be working with one of the top mining universities in the United States, having been named ‘best value in higher education’ 17 years straight. This recent academic agreement, is the third academic agreement signed in twenty sixteen by MICROMINE, the other two being; the University of Nevada Reno and the Colorado School of Mines.

“Our latest academic agreement with the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, is exciting.  It is one of the preeminent mining schools in the United States” explained Aaron Amoroso, MICROMINE Senior Geologist.

MICROMINE’s Academic Licensing Scheme is for approved courses of study in tertiary institutions, to provide students with the support and resources needed to understand exploration and mining solutions. Micromine, allows students to experience 3D geological and mine modelling software first hand and provides real on the job experience.

The latest version of Micromine has impressive 3D graphics that makes it easier to display and understand geological features. Used by exploration, mining, environmental, consultants and government agencies around the world, students are able to gain real mining knowledge.

The partnership between MICROMINE and SM Mines is a natural alliance, as both companies are committed to developing the next generation of leaders and problem-solvers, through excellence in research and academics.

SM Mines students have been granted access to MICROMINE’s exploration and 3D mine design solution, Micromine for their research and studies, including the integration of the software across their mining courses.

The Department of Mining Engineering and Management, through the supervision of  Professor Christopher J. Wyatt will utilise Micromine as an additional tool for valuable on the job experience within mining engineering and mine design courses, assisting students on actual projects located in Brazil.

“The idea is to afford the mining and geology students the opportunity to work with actual data in a real project setting, albeit controlled due to academic constraints, while learning what it takes to progress a project in the real world under world class faculty supervision.” commented Amoroso.


MICROMINE is a leading provider of innovative software solutions that span the breadth of the mining cycle from geological exploration and data management, to resource estimation, mine design, planning and production control.

Customers use MICROMINE software to maximise their asset value, increase productivity and for decisions on which they know they can rely. Our software is renowned for its ease of use yet powerful capabilities. All products are available in numerous languages and supported by local experts. Founded 30 years ago, MICROMINE solutions are used at more than 2,000 sites in over 90 countries.

University of South Dakota School of Mines:

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SD Mines) is committed to excellence in science and engineering academics and research, and to developing the next generation of leaders and problem-solvers.  The university offers a wide array of bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees.

Founded in 1885 to provide instruction in the region’s primary industry, mining, today the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has evolved into one of the leading science and engineering universities in the region.