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The Danie Krige Geostatistical Conference 2015

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Geostatistical geovalue —rewards and returns for spatial modelling

Johannesburg · 19–20 August 2015

The theme of the conference is 'Geostatistical Geovalue—Rewards and Returns for Spatial Modelling', a theme which emphasizes the improvement in, or addition to, value that spatial modelling can bring to the process of mine evaluation and mineral resource and reserve estimation. Spatial modelling of earth related data to estimate or enhance attributed value is the principle domain of geostatistics, the broad content of the Danie Krige commemorative volume, and the focus of this conference.

Geostatistics constitutes a globally accepted technical approach to mineral resource-reserve estimation and the basic toolkit for mine evaluation practitioners. Following the call for papers and the publication of the Danie Krige Commemorative volume, the SAIMM invites submission of papers for the Danie Krige Geostatistical Conference to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, 19–20 August 2015.

The conference will provide authors who have recently published papers in the SAIMM's Danie Krige Commemorative Volumes, a platform to present their research. In addition an invitation to geostatisticians, resource estimation practitioners, and those with an interest in geostatistics to present new papers for inclusion in the proceedings is now open. The conference will explore advances in technology and methodologies, and case studies
demonstrating the application of geostatistics. It will cross the commodity boundaries, with applications presented from precious to base metals, and diamonds.

This is a valuable opportunity to be involved in constructive dialogue and debate, and to keep abreast with the best practice in this specialist field.

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The organising would like to thank the following institutions:

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Companies wishing to sponsor or exhibit should contact the Conference Coordinator
Yolanda Ramokgadi
Conference Coordinator
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923


Who should attend::
The conference provides a platform for:
• local and international geostatisticians
• geologists
• engineers
• researchers
• software vendors
• mineral resource managers and practitioners, across the mining industry
• consultancy and academia, to present their work and contribute to the advancement of 
  this field.


Papers are invited on the following topics:
• Optimisation of mineral resource estimates, communicating confidence in Mineral
   Resource and Mineral Reserve estimates, and Mineral Resource Classification, use of
   localised and localised direct conditioning estimates for resource estimates
• Performance of kriging estimates, kriging indicators and nonlinear geostatistics,
   algorithmic smoothing of kriged estimates, factorial kriging for multiscale modeling,
   optimal kriging variance estimation
• Multivariate uniform conditioning for mineral resource modeling, multivariate block
   simulation and post-processing
• Methods, application and optimisation of Localised Uniform Conditioning estimates
• Discrete Gaussian change of support models
• Genetic algorithms and scenario reduction
• Variography, simulated annealing, sampling, and depositional structures
• Long-tailed distributions
• Geological ore body modelling
• Integration of radiometric data and soil geochemistry using Bayesian updating
• Gold reef evaluation
• Dispersion variance, simulation, and blending piles
• Medical geography, mathematical geology and medical geology
• Modelling of petroleum reservoirs
• Design of RC drilling grids for short term planning

Registration Fees::
Please note:
- Non-members are entitled to free membership of the SAIMM, up to 30 June 2016,
   for attending this event
- Registration fee does not include accommodation
- Prepayment is required for all Registration Fees on or before the date of the event.
- Delegates who have not paid will not be permitted to attend the event

Key Dates::
23 January 2015       Submission of abstracts
02 February 2015     Acceptance of abstracts
02 March 2015         Submission of papers
19–20 August 2015  Conference

Call for papers::
The Conference is being organised by The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and papers are invited for the Conference.

Prospective authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts of their papers, in English. The abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and should be submitted to:
Yolanda Ramokgadi
Conference Coordinator
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923

Yolanda Ramokgadi
Conference Coordinator
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923