Innovative methods in geostatistics drawn from experience in Chilean Copper Deposits

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Date(s) - 16/05/2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

AMC Consultants, Training Room



Innovative methods in geostatistics drawn from
experience in Chilean Copper Deposits

Brisbane Half Day – Seminar

Presented by Serge Séguret

Seminar co-hosted by James Pocoe Consulting Pty Ltd and AIG Brisbane branch.



Tuesday 16 May, 2017



AMC Consultants
Level 21, 179 Turbot St, Brisbane QLD


The Seminar

Drawing on hands-on experience and theoretical concepts Serge will encourage attendees to consider innovative approaches to problems across the mining value chain, with examples including:

  • Porphyry unit modelling – Simulations
  • Integrating grade control and resource drilling data – Co-kriging to account for bias and imprecision
  • Modelling geotechnical characteristics – Directional Concentration
  • Predicting metallurgical recovery & sampling – Non-additivity

The seminar will be in 2 parts with time for questions.  Light refreshments to follow.


Who should attend?

Resource evaluation practitioners looking for new insights- geologists, engineers, geostatisticians, metallurgists, geotechnical specialists.


About the presenter

Since 2003 Serge Séguret has been heavily involved in the application of geostatistics in the mining industry for partners including Codelco (Chile, copper), Vale (Brazil, iron) and Ma’aden (Saudi Arabia, phosphate) and more recently on South America lithium deposits.

Serge completed his PhD under the supervision of Georges Matheron at the Centre for Geostatistics, Écoles des Mines de Paris (Fontainebleau) in 1991.  For more than 30 years Serge has contributed to the dissemination of Geostatistics through theoretical works and applications in various domains including Marine Geophysics, Petroleum, Environment, Archaeology and Mining.




Places are limited to a maximum of 30 participants. Registrations are now open, complete the form below to reserve your place. Register today to avoid disappointment.

AIG or AusIMM Members $25.00
Non Member $50.00
Students Free

All pricing inclusive of GST.


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James Pocoe Consulting Pty Ltd provides specialist consulting services to the Mining sector: applied geostatistics; multivariate analytics; risk assessment; Resource geology; training; workflow development; audit and review.  JPC collaborates with Serge Séguret to combine world class academic rigour with practical multi commodity industry experience.


Selected papers

Application of the Truncated Gaussian Simulation Method to the MM deposit at Codelco Norte, Chile. EAGE Madrid, Spain, 2005.
Analysis and Estimation of Multi-unit Deposits – Application to a Porphyry Copper Deposit. Mathematical Geosciences, 2013.
Geostatistical comparison between blast and drill holes in a porphyry copper deposit. 7th world conference on sampling and blending, Bordeaux, France, 2015.
Fracturing, Crushing and Directional Concentration. Mathematical Geosciences, 2016.
Geostatistical Evaluation of Rock-Quality Designation and its link with Linear Fracture Frequency. IAMG, Freiberg, Germany. 2015.
Additivity, metallurgical recovery, and grade.  8th international Geostatistics Congress, Santiago, Chile, 2008
Spatial sampling effect of laboratory practices in a porphyry copper deposit. 5th World Conference on Sampling and Blending, Santiago, Chile, 2011.




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