Geostatistics constitutes a globally accepted technical approach to mineral resource-reserve estimation and the basic
toolkit for mine evaluation practitioners. The conference to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, 19–20 August 2015 is sponsored by GASA and the SAIMM.
The conference provides 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 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 Volumes, and the focus of this conference.
This is the only conference of its kind since 2004!
Additional information on topics can be found in the Announcement following the link below.
Call for Papers
This is an urgent call for papers. All South African practitioners are encouraged to step up to the occasion and support this prestigious and memorable event. Note that this event is open to international authors as well.
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:
Conference Co-ordinator, SAIMM
P.O. Box 61127, Marshalltown 2107, South Africa.
Telephonic enquiries may be made at
Tel: +27 (11) 834-1273/7
Facsimile +27 (11) 838-5923 or