Estimate recoverable resources at mining unit scale.

Estimating tonnage and grade, from sparse data, at a mining scale resolution is a challenge.

Uniform Conditioning (UC), provides a powerful approach to estimating recoverable resources at a local scale, i.e. predicting the local distributions of SMUs (selective mining units) within larger panels conditional to neighbouring information.

UC is applicable in multivariate settings, paving the way for powerful resource and product characterisation as the grades recovered for secondary metals can be predicted when a cut-off is applied to the primary metal of interest.

The resulting model is therefore better aligned with mine planning constraints and offers increased confidence in future scheduling of the mining operation.

UC has been successfully applied worldwide by Geovariances for over 15 years.


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