The data driven economic analysis software you need to make informed decisions for your mining project
APEX is the standard of the industry for economic evaluation of mining projects – a status achieved only after years of use by hundreds of mining companies, government agencies, research organizations and mining schools. APEX reports have appeared in boardrooms, courtrooms, and mining offices worldwide. The reasons for its success are simple: APEX provides the answers mining professionals need – consistently, reliably, and conveniently.
APEX can help you put your project decisions on a solid foundation of economic principles. Terms such as tons, grade, mining costs, dilution, and mill recovery are the working language for APEX. Present value, payback period, rate of return, breakeven values, and risk and sensitivity analyses are the results.
Enter simple models into the program in minutes, with the results available in seconds. Complicated models require little added effort, even with complex scenarios like these: Properties with multiple ore types, commodities, and smelter or refinery schedules; production costs that vary over time; multiple royalty terms; multiple ore bodies mined simultaneously by differing methods; equity, loan or joint venture financing.
APEX produces a complete cash flow schedule for your project and then computes the projected net present value, pay-back period, and internal rate of return on either a before- or after-tax basis.
With the initial results computed, it is a simple matter to change any of the data items and determine what impact the change would have on the project economics, or you can proceed to determine breakeven values for any of the items and go on to conduct sensitivity and risk analyses in a variety of ways.
You can easily compute the breakeven value for any of the data items you entered, such as ore grade, production rate, stripping ratio, smelting charges, or mining costs
Powerful risk and sensitivity modules allow you to examine the economic effects of variations in the data elements. By testing ranges of values, APEX allows you to work with data that might not be as accurate as you would like it to be. If you can tell APEX how accurate you think your data is, it will tell you how certain you can be of the results.
Your report print-out contains a complete summary of data and results in a professional looking format suitable for independent presentation or inclusion in your project report. APEX also allows you the option of exporting your results to popular spreadsheet or word processing programs.
“Help” screens are available for virtually every data field; several tutorials are included in the manual; and of course, our staff is always here for support if you need us – anywhere in the world.