Geostatistics Fundamentals for Coal Resource Estimation | Training course

Find out the benefits of geostatistical methods applied to coal resource estimation


This 2-day course is a sound introduction to coal mining geostatistics. It will highlight the benefits of geostatistical methods applied to coal resource estimation.

Key Features

  • Fundamental geostatistical concepts explained in a clear and concise way.
  • Demonstrations and examples using Isatis
  • Hands-on exercises to reinforce concepts and gain autonomy.

Who should attend

This course is aimed at resource geologists and project managers wanting to develop their understanding of the concepts, applications and benefits of geostatistics in coal resources.

Course content

An introduction to coal mining geostatistics: what is it and why use it?

  • In which framework do we use geostatistics
  • Geostatistical concepts
  • Classical statistics and their limitation

Spatial data analysis

  • Experimental variograms, clouds, maps
  • Variogram modeling
  • Domaining

Resource estimation

  • Kriging
  • Glimpse at multivariate geostatistics
  • Introduction to uncertainites


This course does not require prior knowledge.

To go further, we recommend that you complete this training with the following course: Drill Hole Spacing Analysis in Coal