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The system was named Eclipse because during the build there was a total eclipse of the Sun and even the vultures quietened down during the couple of minutes of totality. Unfortunately it was only us that liked the name Eclipse and our solution would always be referred to as the "Mining Planning Database".
The solution was originally purely MS Access (it's latest reincarnation is SQL Server with a Microsoft Access front-end) and took one month of frantic development where we coded 12 hours a day, 6 days a week. By collecting the minutae of information on mining activities such as how long each vehicle takes to refuel, the grade of gold in each block mined (usually between 1 and 2 parts per million at this particular mine), which truck is being loaded by which digger, whether there are any vehicles waiting to be loaded, why vehicles have stopped and for how long..... a pretty good picture of the mining activities can be painted. The end result was a pretty impressive system and, amongst other things, provided daily, weekly and monthly reports to a team of engineers who used them to decide the direction of future mining activites and maximising productivity. Maximising productivity is hugely important when the machinery is so expensive and the price of gold so sensitive.