Geostatistical Mineral Resource Estimation & Meeting the New Regulatory Environment

  • Dates:
    Sep 14 - 18, 2015
  • Location:
    Montreal, Quebec
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CIM, SME, AusIMM, SAIMM and McGill Professional Development Seminar Series
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Geostatistical Mineral Resource Estimation & Meeting the New Regulatory Environment: Step by Step from Sampling to Grade Control


  • Marcelo Godoy, Newmont Mining Corporation, USA
  • Jean-Michel Rendu, JMR Consultants, USA
  • Roussos Dimitrakopoulos, McGill University, Canada
  • Guy Desharnais, SGS Canada Inc., Canada




This course is designed according to the latest regulations on public reporting of Mineral Resources. It aims at showing how state-of-the-art statistical and geostatistical techniques help answering the requirements of those regulations in an objective and reproducible manner. A particular emphasis is put on understanding sampling and estimation errors and how to assign levels estimation confidence through the application of resource classification fundamentals. In addition to a solid introduction to mining geostatistics this course provides a comprehensive overview of industry’s best practices in the broader field of Mineral Resource estimation.


You will learn to:

  • Demonstrate how standard statistical techniques help solve problems of sample reliability
  • Understand when and how geostatistics can improve resource estimates
  • Apply geostatistics to predict dilution and adapt reserve estimates to that predicted dilution
  • Learn how geostatistics can help you categorize your resources in an objective manner
  • Demystify conditional simulation and show how it addresses all the above problems
  • Understand principles of NI 43-101, SEC Industry Guide 7, and 2007 SME Guide

Please note:

It is strongly recommended that participants bring a laptop.
No previous exposure to statistics and geostatistics is required.