Leapfrog EDGE

Leapfrog EDGE has the industry standard tools you need most, arranged into a streamlined workflow. Interactive data visualisation aids your analysis and understanding throughout the entire process.

Fully integrate your resource estimation workflow with your geological model to ensure your estimate is based on a strong geological foundation. Refine or add data at any stage and changes flow downstream from your geological model to the resource model and everywhere in between.

  • Estimation

    Industry-standard linear estimation methods

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  • Domaining

    Interactive visualisations to improve understanding

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  • Geostatistical evaluation

    Gain rapid geostatistical and EDA insights

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  • Report

    Communicate findings and provide evidence

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  • Leapfrog EDGE supports industry-standard linear estimation methods. Perform Ordinary Kriging, Simple Kriging, Nearest Neighbour, Inverse Distance in addition to FastRBF estimations.

    • Visualise estimation results, properties and kriging quality measures on block or sub-block models
    • Test hypotheses and experiment with copied variations of estimators and declustering objects
    • Set the search definition using controls in the 3D scene
    • Examine data sampling through Leapfrog EDGE’s unique data declustering object; evaluate on block models to assess the quality of the estimate and calculate declustering weights for Inverse Distance estimators
    • Perform standard block Kriging within Leapfrog EDGE with the option to use point estimation when preferred
    • Reduce bias using octant search, outlier restrictions and drillhole limit


  • Leapfrog EDGE has the tools you need to define your estimation domain, perform boundary analysis and composite data. Extensive tools for conducting experimental variography are available. Leapfrog's interactive visualisations improve understanding along the way.

    • Use any geological model volume or any closed mesh as an estimation domain
    • View an automatically generated boundary plot
    • Specify downhole, axis aligned and custom variograms and see how they fit the data
    • Visualise and directly manipulate your variogram model in the 3D scene
    • Easily create custom variograms from the 3D scene orientation to further check the coherency of the spatial model
    • Iterate quickly, seeing the results dynamically update in graphs and block models
3D Visualisation

Geostatistical evaluation

  • Gain rapid insights using geostatistical evaluation tools. An easy-to-use editor makes building complex block model calculations and filters a stress-free process with no scripting experience.

    • Complete geostatistical Exploratory Data analysis data using scatter plots, Q-Q plots, box plots and histograms showing probability density function, cumulative density function, and log probability
    • Visualise pre- and post-composite histograms in a single chart to validate your compositing methodology
    • Assess estimation quality using attributes such as ‘Number of samples’ and ‘Kriging variance’
    • Classify resources quickly using calculations such as conditional nested multiple IF statements. Easily reuse calculations on multiple resource models or projects
    • Interrogate models using flexible filtering options, including on-the-fly index or value scene filters and saved filters
    • Visualise calculations on block models by value or status

Reporting and communication

  • Communicate your findings to stakeholders and provide evidence of an appropriate estimate. Conveniently use Leapfrog EDGE’s 3D models, cross sections, variograms and graphs in reports.

    • View summary statistics and graphs for block model attributes, including calculations and filters
    • Determine volume and grade for various cut-off grades using grade tonnage curves
    • Compare sample point grade measurements against block grade estimates using swath plots
    • Visualise plotted swaths in the 3D scene
    • Integrate with Central to download and publish projects and facilitate collaboration between teams
    • Display block models in Central Browser and View to inform and engage with stakeholders