Geology-Based Resource Estimation with
Leapfrog Edge

This course will provide you with the fundamental geostatistical and resource estimation concepts and skills to get the most from Leapfrog EDGE. Class sizes are kept small to create a productive learning environment.

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?
  • 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
  • Resource reporting
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?
  • Please bring your own laptop with the latest version of Leapfrog Geo and a 3D graphics card installed, as well as a mouse and charger
  • Your trainer will contact you with instructions for accessing and downloading a Leapfrog Edge licence for the duration of your training
  • Lunch and refreshments will be provided
  • Leapfrog Geo Fundamentals course or sufficient working knowledge of Leapfrog Geo
  • Resource estimation experience is an asset