Mineral Resource Estimation
Learn how to perform resource estimation in an efficient way
DURATION: 3 DAYS | LEVEL: FUNDAMENTALS
This course is an introductory mining geostatistics course for resource estimation. It is ideal for newcomers to geostatistics or for someone wanting a refresher. It covers in detail variography and kriging (including kriging neighborhood analysis). The use of kriging results for mineral resource classification is also covered.
- Fundamental geostatistical concepts for mineral resource estimation.
- Demonstrations and examples.
- Hands-on exercises to reinforce and explore concepts (with Isatis and Minestis – Temporary software licenses will be provided for free for one month).
Who should attend
This course is aimed at geologists, engineers and other practioneers seeking a sound theoretical and practical knowledge of mining geostatistics.
- An overview of Mineral Resource Estimation procedures
- The key advantage of integrating geostatistics: why use it?
- Spatial data analysis: experimental variograms on raw grades and Gaussian transforms
- Variogram models
- The theory and properties of kriging
- Kriging in practice including Kriging Neighborhood Analysis (KNA) and cross-validation
- In situ resource estimation
- Resource classification (Inferred – Indicated – Measured)
None. This course is an ideal introduction to practical mining geostatistics.
To extend your knowledge, we recommend that you also attend the complementary advanced short course Recoverable Resource Estimation