Mine operations of any scale and mining methods can be configured and reproduced entirely in an ARENA-based simulator. This simulator is connected with SQL Server databases to experiment with diverse operation scenarios, test production strategies and optimize the utilization of equipment in order to adjust their performance outcomes. The forecast of production and quality results can be tested prior to making critical decisions, and historical data can be selected for reproducing and studying previous conditions of operation. This helps to analyze and optimize performances, define best practices from the past and apply them in future situations. Solutions can be implemented in other simulation platforms and database sources as well.