The course combines the very latest estimation software Leapfrog Edge, with SRK’s worldwide experience and knowledge in developing robust estimates.

Who is it suitable for?

  • The course is designed primarily for mining and resource geologists who are already involved in developing resource estimates and wish to learn about estimation using Leapfrog Edge.
  • No previous experience in this software is required but a background in resource estimation using other 3D modelling software is preferred, though not essential.
  • The course is not an advanced geostatistics course, though the fundamentals of a geostatistical approach to estimation will be taught.

What will the course cover?

The Masterclass will include a series of theoretical presentations and discussions on the key aspects of estimation eg. QA-QC, statistical data analysis, domaining, grade capping, variography, QKNA, estimation, validation and classification.

These subjects will be interspersed with real world examples using Leapfrog EDGE with the final aim of producing a validated, classified and robust resource estimate.

  • Importance of geology in all aspects of resource estimation and domaining
  • Importance of QA-QC of data
  • Exploratory data analysis
  • Variogram selection and fitting
  • Estimation strategies and methods
  • Block model validation
  • Classification strategies
  • Resource reporting

What take-aways will I get from the course?

  • Improved operational efficiency
  • Reducing risk inherent in any mineral resource estimation by producing robust estimates associated to your geological domains.
  • How to use modern, operationally efficient software to produce robust resource estimates.

What should I bring?

  • Please bring your own laptop with the latest version of Leapfrog Geo and a 3D graphics card installed, as well as a mouse and charger
  • Your trainer will contact you with instructions for accessing and downloading a Leapfrog Edge licence for the duration of your training
  • Lunch and refreshments will be provided

Prerequisites:

  • Leapfrog Geo Fundamentals course or sufficient working knowledge of Leapfrog Geo
  • Resource estimation experience is an asset

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