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You can find our Fresh Thinking technical podcasts on the following platforms: Google Podcasts Spotify Stitcher iTunes Happy listening! About our podcast presenters: Ian Glacken BSc (Hons) (Geology), MSc(Mining Geology), DIC, MSc(Geostatistics), Grad Dip Computing, FAusIMM(CP), FAIG, MIMMM, CEng Ian is…
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In this week's Fresh Thinking by Optiro podcast, Ian Glacken our Director of Geology, and Paul Blackney our Principal Consultant Geology discuss declustering and where to use it.
Declustering is a critical technique to understand and use when estimating a resource. It helps you get a more accurate picture of the whole ore body, but why is it controversial in parts of the industry?
The podcast at a glance:
0:51 What is declustering and why is mining data clustered?
1:41 What are the implications of not declustering?
2:03 When is declustering useful?
2:52 Do we need to apply declustering to ordinary kriging?
3:26 What are some of the normal methods used when declustering?
5:12 So not everyone uses declustering. Why do some practitioners disavow it?
6:10 Do you both agree on when to apply declustering?
7:22 Are there any circumstances when its mandatory to decluster?
9:12 Where should people go to learn more?Read MorePODCAST: Declustering… what is the true grade?