Managing and evaluating resources

These practical courses have been especially designed for geologists, database administrators, field personnel, technical staff and resource managers either working in or associated with the mining industry. The objectives of the courses are to provide the technical skills and knowledge required for current industry best practice.

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Resource Estimation

A practical step by step guide – from data to resource.
This 5-day course gives you a clear understanding of the resource estimation process from interpretation through to classification. You will learn how to create a robust resource estimate using industry standard techniques. Each attendee will receive a FREE 3 month Supervisor software licence.

Advanced Resource Estimation

This 5-day course is designed for those who want to increase their knowledge of resource estimation to the next level. This course takes a hands-on approach showing you how and when to apply techniques such as co-kriging, multiple indicator kriging, conditional simulation and change of support. Participants will produce resource estimates in GSLIB using these techniques then compare and discuss the results.
Each attendee will receive a FREE 3 month Supervisor software licence.

Introduction to Geostatistics

An introduction to the concepts and tools used in statistical and spatial analysis.
This 1-day course gives you training in statistical analysis, spatial analysis / variography, and an understanding of estimation techniques. Each aspect is examined using exercises and practical activities. This is an excellent course for managers, miners, engineers and geologists.

Successful Sampling and QAQC Of Assay Data

Guide to designing and running effective sampling programmes; best practice using practical guidelines for achieving highest data quality.
This 2-day course will teach you: correct sampling practices; the sources of sampling error; to optimise your sampling protocol through the application of sampling theory; the principles of QAQC; and the statistical tools to critically analyse QAQC data.

Mine to Mill – Grade Control and Mine Reconciliation

This 3-day course teaches best practice grade control techniques for open pit and underground operations and how to ensure delivery of the best-quality-ore. You will learn how to minimise misclassification through best practice grade control and optimal estimation, and how to develop your own Reconciliation Code of Practice to increase profit margins.

Reporting Resources and Reserves

Understanding the reporting codes (e.g. JORC/SAMREC/NI43-101).
This 1-day course will teach you: the legal requirements for public reporting, how to interpret and apply the relevant codes; how to review and assess public reports, and how to check if a report is compliant.
JORC Course

Practical Variography

Practical and relevant advice for preparing and analysing variograms.
This 1-day course will teach you the fundamentals of spatial analysis. You will learn: how variograms are calculated and what they mean; how geology is reflected in variograms; how data quality and the geological model can impact the variogram; how to interpret and model variograms; and how variograms impact the estimation process.

Practical Variography using Supervisor V8

Adding value to analysis using Supervisor’s acceleration features.
This 1-day course gives you the skills to import data, calculate and model variograms using the version 8 Supervisor software modules Analysor and Visor – while working on your own data. You will learn: how to analyse grade continuity quickly, how to model variograms, how to take advantage of Supervisor’s acceleration features to add value to analysis rather than spend valuable time on data and information management.

Mining and Sampling Theory for Mine Technicians and Exploration Field Assistants

Understanding the importance of best practice sampling and the impact of sampling errors. This 1-day course will give you an understanding of the mine value chain from exploration through to production, what goes into making a mine. It will also give you an overview of exploration, resource definition and grade control sampling methods and splitting techniques; and an understanding of the practical aspects.