Estimation and categorization of mining resources: Geostatistics, prediction and solution

In this course we will provide all the methodology to estimate and categorize mining resources, and we will know and learn through experience to divide resources with international standards (CRIRSCO).

Course plan

  1. Spatial Database Analysis and Validation (ESDA)
  2. Spatial behavior of the regionalized phenomenon.
  3. Variogram, correlogram and covariance
  4. Cross validation
  5. Estimation and categorization of mining resources
  6. Conclusions and recommendations

30 hours

Virtual mode

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Training methodology

  • Master talk
  • Workshops and practices
  • Works with a real database where everything learned with the use of SURPAC software is applied
  • Discussions

Professional profile

Experience or interest in working in the mining or related industry or in government and non-government organizations related to these fields. 

Acquired skills

  • Carry out a theoretical-practical methodology to estimate and categorize mining resources with international standards.
  • Know the process of validating databases with geostatistical techniques
  • Perform variographic studies and cross validations
  • Build with software (gslib and Surpac) the entire estimation process based on the protocols of CRIRSCO (Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards)


  • Learn everything related to validation of spatial databases (ESDA)
  • Know and apply existing geostatistical techniques
  • Classify mining resources under CRIRSCO


You will receive a Certificate of Completion signed by the Director of the Institute and the Instructor of the course. This certificate will recognize your organization for its effort and good sustainability practices, and also each of the participants for their professional advancement.

More than an expert

Professionals linked to companies in the extractive sector, agribusiness, government professionals in charge of risk and disaster management offices, professionals and technicians recently graduated from any career, as well as independent entrepreneurs.

Learn from experience

We have leading experts on the subject who are in the field of directed research and also have professional experience applied in each of their sectors. We provide shared experiences and professional opinions on managing emergencies and natural disasters.

Interactive learning

We transform the learning experience through interactive platforms like Brightspace to generate memorable encounters between educators and students, bringing learning to life in a dynamic way no matter where they are.

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