This course covers the principles and techniques applied in the process of Mineral Resources Evaluation. Issues as to the stages of evaluation in the value chain are described. Sampling of particulate materials and the necessity of compliance with the principles in the Theory of Sampling, an understanding of error and bias, and insights to QAQC are examined.
Statistical valuation of mineral deposits including estimation of population parameters and significance testing, cut-off grades and determination of grade-tonnage curves for normal and lognormal distributions are explained with desk-top examples. Approaches to univariate and bivariate statistics are examined with an emphasis on exploratory data analysis.
Aspects of geological domaining, stationarity and trends, together with the necessity for compositing, declustering, debiasing, despiking are considered. The first section of the course concludes with a discussion of the necessity of numerical modelling.
Why You Should Attend
You will understand the flow of thought from the earliest stages of samples collection and verification through the process of simple estimation to more complex types of mineral resource evaluation.
The value in the course lies in the combination of theory and practical application to mineral resource evaluation with you receiving exposure to simple, freely available estimation tools and software that will be demonstrated.
Case studies in gold and coal resource estimation etc. will be considered.
The Pre-Course Questionnaire will be sent to you prior to the workshop to complete. Professor Richard will analyze in advance and address the issues during the course.
Certificate of Attendance
Upon the successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance bearing the signatures from Mr. Rossi and the Course Organizer. This Certificate will testify your endeavour and serve towards your professional advancement.
For more information about this conference visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9lgdb3/mineral_resource