Leapfrog EDGE Masterclass

This Masterclass in Geologically Driven Resource Estimation is in conjunction with SRK Consulting. The course combines the very latest estimation software Leapfrog EGDE, with SRK's worldwide experience and knowledge in developing robust estimates.

Who is it suitable for?
  • The course is designed primarily for mining and resource geologists who are already involved in developing resource estimates and wish to learn about estimation using Leapfrog EDGE.
  • No previous experience in this software is required but a background in resource estimation using other 3D modelling software is preferred, though not essential.
  • The course is not an advanced geostatistics course, though the fundamentals of a geostatistical approach to estimation will be taught.
What will the course cover?

The Masterclass will include a series of theoretical presentations and discussions on the key aspects of estimation eg. QA-QC, statistical data analysis, domaining, grade capping, variography, QKNA, estimation, validation and classification. These subjects will be interspersed with real world examples using Leapfrog EDGE with the final aim of producing a validated, classified and robust resource estimate.

Topics discussed:

  • Importance of geology in all aspects of resource estimation and domaining
  • Importance of QA-QC of data
  • Exploratory data analysis
  • Variogram selection and fitting
  • Estimation strategies and methods
  • Block model validation
  • Classification strategies
What take-aways will I get from the course?
  • Improved operational efficiency
  • Reducing risk inherent in any mineral resource estimation by producing robust estimates associated to your geological domains.
  • How to use modern, operationally efficient software to produce robust resource estimates.
What should I bring?
  • Leapfrog EDGE software will be used for the practical sessions.
  • Please bring your own laptop (with a 3D graphics card installed) and charger. All training software and licenses will be provided.