In the mining industry, code compliant reporting standards for public announcements have been developed setting minimum standards for public reporting of exploration results and mineral resources. These include an assessment of the quality and confidence in the data and work carried out since public reporting aims to provide information that is material, transparent and competent to investors. There are four phases required to estimate an mineral resource (preparation, investigation, model creation and validation), and estimation is highly dependent on the accuracy of the preparation stage which is a result of the quality of the geological interpretation given for the mineralization process and current spatial location. Performance of feasibility studies in mining projects has been poor, with a 50% failure rate, 17% of failures are attributable to issues in geological interpretation. This interpretation seeks to spatially define geologically homogenous areas in the resource (spatial domains), corresponding to a single statistical population with a single orientation, where possible. In the estimation workflow, the creation of the spatial domain presents a challenge in terms of assessing the uncertainty in the geological interpretation often due to the manual and subjective interpretation used to guide its creation as well as in spatial domains with several mineralization overprint events. The proposed work investigates a Bayesian method using multivariate quantitative data combined with qualitative data to assess the interpretation uncertainty of classification of borehole intervals to a spatial domain defined by a 3D ‘wireframe’ or ‘rock type’ model interpretation using either implicit or explicit modeling techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStatistics for data science and policy analysis
EditorsAzizur Rahman
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9789811517358
ISBN (Print)9789811517341
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventThe 2nd Applied Statistics and Policy Analysis Conference: ASPAC2019 - Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia
Duration: 05 Sept 201906 Sept 2019
http://csusap.csu.edu.au/~azrahman/ASPAC2019/Program%20draft.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1 (program)
http://csusap.csu.edu.au/~azrahman/ASPAC2019/ASPAC2019_Refereed_Book%20of%20Abstracts.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1 (book of abstracts)
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/CSUAU/detail.action?docID=6152166 (proceedings)


ConferenceThe 2nd Applied Statistics and Policy Analysis Conference
Abbreviated titleEffective policy through the use of big data, accurate estimates and modern computing tools and statistical modelling
CityWagga Wagga
OtherProceedings due for publication May 2020 https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811517341
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