Great Thinkers Symposium

Resource Estimation in the Face of Multivariate Big Data

PERTH May 9th 2019

Are we ready for 10 Terabytes of data per drillhole?

How do we incorporate Big Data into Resource Models?

The world of technology is rapidly changing the mining landscape. The intensity of information that is being collected from drillholes is rapidly expanding, are our resource estimation processes ready to extract value?

On 9th May we are joined by CSIRO, ECU, HIGF and Gold Road to tackle this challenging topic, and to build a roadmap to ensure we can squeeze value out of new big data methods.

Our keynote address will be delivered by Raimon Tolosana-Delgado visiting expert from Germany, who is one of the world’s leading expert in compositional geostatistics.

John Donaldson, of Gold Road, will explain the implications for geological hypotheses and project value. We will then be joined by Hassan Talebi who is completing his PhD in techniques to improve efficiencies and accuracy in multivariate modelling.

This is an opportunity for our Great Thinkers community to reflect on implications of advanced technology, and what this may mean for improving mineral resource estimation.


Thursday May 9th 2019


8.00am for 8.30am start - 1.30pm


QT Perth
133 Murray Street, Perth WA 6000

  • Non-Members - $150
  • Members - $100
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  • Student - $65
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Confirmed Speakers

Jacqui Coombes

Innovation Manager

Opening Address and MC

Oscar Rondon

Principal Geostatistician

Bringing the technology together (Machine Learning, information processing, cross-variability relationships – maintaining correlations) indirect demonstration of the software through applied problem solving

Hassan Talebi

Research Scientist | Deep Earth Imaging - Future Science Platform

Building applied technologies – multi-gaussian correlations, where it works and where there are limitations

John Donaldson

General Manager - Geology
Gold Road Resources

New insights for geological hypotheses

Ute Mueller


Compositional Modelling – Sum of the whole vs. whole of the sum

Raimon Tolosana-Delgado


Compositional Modelling – Sum of the whole vs. whole of the sum