Spatial Modelling of Heavy-Tailed Mineral Grades Using a Spatial Point Process

Cole R Mooney
Evaluating the resource contained in a precious metals deposit is a challenging task because they are often characterized by heavily-skewed grade distributions and outlier values. Traditional geostatistical modelling methods are difficult to apply in the presence of outlier values because they can lead to overestimation and bias. The economic viability of these deposits often depend on the
doi:10.7939/r34j0b55d fatcat:2yirxqsp2zdedekgpktqabafsu