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.

Danie Krige_Call_for_Papers

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:

Yolanda Ramokgadi
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

Announcement: Citation Program in Applied Geostatistics 2015 (Johannesburg, South Africa)

GASA, in conjunction with the University of Alberta is pleased to present

Dr. Clayton Deutsch’s Citation Programme in Applied Geostatistics.

The programme is presented annually in Canada and Chile and GASA would like to bring this world class learning opportunity to South Africa on a regular basis. Your interest in this course not only ensures you a spot in one of the more prestigious training programmes in the industry, but also makes this programme available to other delegates in South Africa, who would otherwise not be able to attend this course in either Canada or Chile (due to the high travel costs involved).



The course will be presented in two parts (in Johannesburg, South Africa):

Part I: 17 – 28 August 2015

Part II: 12 – 23 October 2015

The course venue and final programme will be announced after 29 May 2015.


Course Information and Registration forms can be accessed by the links below.

Applied Geostatistics Citation Course 2015 Announcement

Applied Geostatistics Citation Course 2015 Registration Form


For additional information on course registration please contact.  Yolande van den Berg at for registration information or GASA

A maximum of 16 delegates will be allowed to attend the programme so it will be necessary to register as soon as possible.


Information regarding the course, as presented at the University of Alberta, can be found at



Technical Talks (2013 GASA AGM)

Technical Talks presented at the 2013 GASA AGM held on the 22nd of May 2013

Keith Scott – The Exploration and Mining Business – Bent out of Shape or Broken?

Leon Tolmay – The Implementation of a four dimensional space time continuum within the Kriging framework

Danie Krige

It is with sadness that we inform you that Danie Krige passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, 3rd March 2013. He will be missed by us all.

On behalf of GASA, we wish to convey our sincerest condolences to his family and friends in this time of sorrow.

His funeral will be held at the Constantia Kloof Dutch Reformed Church, Liebenberg Road, Constantia Kloof at 11:00 on Friday 8th March.

Kind regards,

Gasa Technical Talk – New Venue

Please note new dates and Venue!
Don’t spend hours stuck in traffic, unwind by attending our Technical Talk on Wednesday 15th August 2012!

Time: 17h00 for 17h30 (TBC)

Venue: The Wanderers Club, Illovo (21 North Road, Illovo, Sandton see directions and attached map)

Please look out for the GASA signage inside the hotel

Two technical topics will be presented:

 Topic 1: Creating non-stationary diamond grade simulations based on proxy information by Dr. C Prins (Anglo American) – approx. 45 min

 Topic 2: Talk by Dr D.François-Bongarçon (AGORATEK International) – TBC

Drinks and light snacks will be available.

 Looking forward to seeing you there!

This event has kindly been sponsored by: Snowdens and MSA

GASA Technical Talk

All interested parties are invited to attend the GASA Technical Talk on Thursday 16th August 2012.

Time: 17h00 for 17h30 (TBC)

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Rosebank (Cnr Tyrwhitt & Sturdee Avenues, Rosebank, Johanesburg)

Please look out for the GASA signage inside the hotel.

Two technical topics will be presented:

Topic 1:

Creating non-stationary diamond grade simulations based on proxy information by Dr C Prins (Anglo American) – approx. 45 min

Topic 2:

Talk by Dr D.François-Bongarçon (AGORATEK International) – TBC

Drinks and light snacks will be available.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Technical Talks For 2012

To all GASA members

Please take note of and diarise the following dates for upcoming Tech sessions:

16 August 2012

18 October 2012

Venue and content details will be circulated at a later stage.

Please mention and share these dates with anyone who you feel might be interested in attending.

Kind regards,

GASA Secretary

Professor Danie Krige Gets Presidential Award

Danie Krige Gets Presidential Award

Membership Application

For all new or prospective GASA members, you can now download the latest application form from our Membership page.

Looking forward to having you on board.

GeoSynthesis 2011 Geostats workshop presentations (28 August 2011)

You can now download the presentations for the talks presented during the GeoSynthesis 2011 Geostats workshop.

Presentation on Kriging

Exploratory Data Analysis