Mineral Deposit Evaluation Short Course at Reno, NV

A Short Course for Mining Industry Professionals

Who should attend: 

Geologists, mining engineers, project managers and other professionals in the mining industry  who want to learn the details of the mineral resource estimation, applied geostatistics,  resource classification and reporting as per NI-43-101 or the JORC guidelines. 


Courtyard by Marriott Reno Downtown/Riverfront

1 Ballpark Lane

Reno, NV 89501



Short Course Details

Please bring your laptop computer loaded with your own data and preferred software package. A common data set will be shared with registered attendees for demonstration purposes.  Pre-registered attendees will receive the data approximately a week before the short-course starts.


ACCREDITATION: Total PDHs: 34 hours or 3.4 CEU’s through The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)

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Day 1 

  • Project development and studies in mining project development  
  • Opportunities in Global Mineral Resources 
  • Ore-Forming Systems
  • Mineral deposit evaluation and Resource estimation 

Day 2

  • Review of Day 1 presentations 
  • Mineral Resource Estimation -1: data quality
  • Mineral Resource Estimation -2: data management and exploratory data analyses 
  • Mineral Resource Estimation -3: Variography

Day 3

  • Review of day 2 presentations
  • Mineral Resource Estimation -4: Grade estimation: Interpolation
  • Mineral Resource Estimation -5: Grade estimation: Kriging
  • Q & A session

Day 4

  • Review of Day 3 presentations
  • Mineral resource estimation: Density model
  • Mineral resource estimation: Resource classification
  • Model Validation
  • Mineral resource reporting: Role of QP and various codes 
  • Geological risk analyses in resource estimation
  • Q& A 

Concluding function and certificate distribution.

COURSE REGISTRATION (Secured online registration and payment available at the bottom of this page) 


  • Standard registration fees $2290.00 
  • Early registration: $1990.00 (ends on Saturday, 9/15/2018)
  • Group discount for a group of 5 or more additional 20%
  • Special discount for students and self-employed professionals: 50% (Write a email to info@geoglobal.co for an unique discount code)


Group rate for the Short Course at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown, Reno 

Picture of the short course offered in February 2018 in Minneapolis, MN

Picture of the short course offered in February 2018 in Minneapolis, MN

Faculty Profile

Dr. Abani R. Samal (Lead Faculty)

 Dr. Abani Samal (Lead Faculty): Dr Abani R Samal holds M. Tech degree from IIT(ISM), Dhanbad, MS and DIC from Imperial College, London and PhD from SIU-C, USA. He joined mining industry in January 1996 as a geologist in a surface and underground chromite mining operation in the eastern India. He has nearly 22 years of experience in the mining industry. Dr Samal is an expert in mineral deposit studies and evaluation. 

He is well recognized as an economic geologist, a geostatistician and a leader in the mining industry. Currently he is the owner and Principal of GeoGlobal, LLC in USA. Prior to this role, he worked as a Principal with RioTinto at their Salt Lake City regional headquarters. He also was the lead resource geologist and geostatistician at the Pincock, Allen and Holt (now RPM Global). Dr Samal has experience in gold-silver, copper, lead-zinc, iron ore, diamond and rare-earth element deposits. 

He is a Registered Membership of SME and a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG) with AIPG. He also maintains as a  fellow of GSI (India), a Fellow of SEG, life member of member of IAMG and a member of GSA. Dr Samal is practices as a qualified person (QP) globally. He is an honorary representative of the CRIRSCO in India. 

Dr. Jonathan G. Price (Guest Faculty)

 Dr Jon Price is a consulting geologist and the Nevada State Geologist Emeritus. Jon was Director of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, a research and public service unit of the University of Nevada, Reno, from 1988 until his retirement from the University in 2012. He earned a bachelor's degree in geology and German from Lehigh University and master's and Ph.D. degrees in geology from the University of California, Berkeley. His geological career has included experience with industry, teaching, research, and government. He has worked in copper, iron, uranium, lithium, and gold exploration and mining; taught undergraduate and graduate geology courses and supervised graduate theses; and conducted and directed research at state geological surveys. He is a past president of the American Institute of Professional Geologists, Association of American State Geologists, Society of Economic Geologists, and Geological Society of America. Among other honors, Jon was the 2009 recipient of the American Geological Institute’s Medal in Memory of Ian Campbell for Superlative Service to the Geosciences, the 2013 recipient of the Ben H. Parker Memorial Medal of the American Institute of Professional Geologists, and the 2013 recipient of the Gold Medal of the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America. 


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