Resource Modeling & Estimation  Geologic Services / Resource Modeling Estimation

Our geologists have a deep understanding and global experience in a wide variety of mineral deposits that along with wide-ranging experience in exploration, database management and geological interpretation and modeling, combined with our operational mining experience, give MDA the technical skills needed to take your project from exploration through feasibility.

We use industry-standard mining software (Surpac, Minesite, Statistica, Whittle pit optimization, MineSched scheduling software & Autocad), other specialized software (ArcView Geographic Information Systems), and some we’ve developed ourselves (production optimization and drill hole contamination detection software and GeoSequel, a drill hole and sample management program developed by TerraSource Software ) to facilitate our analytical tasks and to help our clients visualize their projects. Our degree of technical sophistication allows us to conduct our work efficiently. We value our personal communications with our clients and encourage client involvement, so that our work is well understood and incorporates our client’s knowledge of the project.

Services include:

  • Classical statistics
  • Block size and orientation
  • 2D and 3D block kriging
  • Data Analysis
  • State-of-the-art interpolation techniques
  • Resource confidence classification
  • Resource estimation and grade control
  • Database setup, validation and maintenance
  • Section plotting and interpretation
  • Conventional polygonal resource estimation
  • Variography
  • Recoverable resource estimation
  • Optimum drilling density / pattern