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Mineral Resource Estimation

25th June 2022 - 26th June 2022

This is a course endorsed by EFG

Mineral Resource Estimation

To register for this course, please get in contact with MJD here iletiş or here

Content of the course:

  1. Mineral Resource and Reserve concepts
  • Importance for the industry
  • The necessity and importance of a geological model for a reliable mineral resource estimation
  • Preparing a report under the umbrella of CRIRSCO
  • Fundamentals of Geometallurgy
  • Detailed methodology of various resource estimation methods commonly used in the mining industry.
  1. Fundamentals of mineral resources
  • Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Fundamentals of domaining for mineralised zones
  • Spatial analyses and the Variography
  • Local Estimation Methods (Nearest Neighbour, Inverse Distance and Ordinary Kriging)
  • Choosing proper estimation parameters; block sizes and search parameters
  • Estimation
  • Model validation
  1. Concepts of Database
  • where the Data Used and Description of Database Systems
  • Effects of Using a Geological Database System
  • Importance of Data for a Better Resource Estimation
  • Case Study: Mx Deposit Demonstration
  1. 3D Visualization and Interpretation:
  • Why do we need to visualize in 3D? and developing a 3D understanding
  • Implicit Modelling Techniques
  • Explicit Modelling Techniques
  • Case Study-1: Leapfrog Demonstration “Implicit Modelling”
  • Case Study-2: Micromine Demonstration “Explicit Modelling”
  1. A mineral Resource Estimation Practice
  • Case Study: Skarn Iron Mine Project

Participants will be introduced to the use of practical mineral resource estimation concepts.

  1. Pre-request of Mineral Resource Estimation: The reasonable prospects for eventual economic extraction
  • Definition of cut-off grade
  • Pit Optimization technique for resource estimation
  • How to calculate an equivalent grade
  • Basics of NSR (Net Smelter Return)
  • The metallurgical and economical constrains


Online and offsite (It’s planned to 25 people in offsite and 15 people online, recordings will be shared later with participants). Course will be held in Turkish.
Adress: Turkish Association of Economic Geologists
Çankaya Mah. Kilis Sok. 7/A 06690, Çankaya / Ankara / Türkiye
Tel : +90 (312) 428 76 54
Faks : +90 (312) 428 76 55 |

Dates: 4-5.06.2022, 11-12.06.2022, 18-19.06.2022, 25-26.06.2022 (training will be held for 7 hours for 8 days for all weekends of June, 2022)

Cost of the course:

250 USD \ person- General
175 USD \ person – MJD\EFG members


25th June 2022
26th June 2022
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Turkish Association of Economic Geologists