The course combines the very latest estimation software Leapfrog Edge, with industry expertise 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

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?

  • Leapfrog Edge software will be used for the practical sessions.
  • Please bring your own laptop (with a 3D graphics card installed) and charger. All training software and licenses will be provided.

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