Document Type : Case Study


Department of Mining Engineering, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


Finding a proper estimation method for ore resources/reserves is important in mining engineering. The aim of this work is to compare the Ordinary Kriging (OK) and Advanced Inverse Distance Squared (AIDS) methods based on the correlation between the raw and estimated data in the East-Parvadeh coal deposit, central Iran. The variograms and anisotropic ellipsoids are calculated to estimate the ash and sulfur distributions by the IDS and OK methods. The results obtained by these techniques show that their correlation coefficients are similar for the raw and estimated data. However, the statistical parameters obtained by the AIDS method are better based on the ash and sulfur means, although the variance of these variables is lower according to the OK method. The results obtained indicate that the AIDS method yields more reliable results than the OK method.


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