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.
This program covers the resource estimation process in detail with computer-assisted hands-on exercises.
Attendees are requested to bring their laptop computers loaded with their preferred software package. Software packages will not be distributed at the short course. 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.
Accredited by American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) for Professional development hours (PDH) and Continuing Education Units (CEU): information coming soon
Certificates will be distributed at the end of Day 4.
Please contact Dr. Abani Samal (email@example.com) for any further clarification.
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.