Implicit Model Audits

You expect your resource model to be robust and defensible, why not expect the same from your implicit geologic model?

What is an Implicit Model Audit?

Implicit modeling using Leapfrog and similar software can be very easy to use at the outset, and one can build reasonable basic models. However, a great deal of experience and knowledge is required in order to unlock the full power of the implicit modeling method. Certain pitfalls can be encountered due to various factors; most often stemming from misunderstandings of what the software can or cannot do with the data.

Blue Goo Enterprises can perform audits and reviews of your implicit model, and provide experienced guidance to get the most out of the software to build most robust geologic model possible.

I'm not convinced, why would I need an audit?

It's no secret that a resource estimation is expected, and often times required, to be be done by a qualified person who is considered an expert in the field, and whom is able to sign off on the results, and it is typically peer-reviewed. However, the basis for the resource model is usually a geologic or other categorical model, which is typically not held to the same high standard as the resource generated from it. It is our belief that the geologic model must be built accurately, efficiently, and with the right tools and techniques before a resource can even be considered, and it should be peer reviewed for errors or issues not identified by the original modeler.

What can Blue Goo Provide?

With decades of experience and thousands of hours of implicit modeling in every type of deposit, Blue Goo will review your model and generate a report of issues observed, possible error corrections, and optimizations that can be done to improve the model and potentially speed up process time or model iterations. Blue Goo can also offer model cleanup, wherein we will take the existing model, perform the work to fix and optimize it, and return the model with a report of ways to maintain and update the model while again maximizing efficiency and accuracy.

Furthermore, we can certify and sign off on the model once it meets reasonable criteria, such as having been built using the appropriate tools and parameters for the various unit types.

Do you have some examples of a model in need of an audit?

The following are real examples from published NI 43-101 reports. Clearly, these demonstrate that even the best users can benefit from a peer review!