## The Covariance Function or Variogram

### Change in Support (Block Kriging)

The generalpractice when one is faced with an oddly shaped block is to estimate thegrade and variance of regular blocks within the oddly-shaped block, thencombine the estimates to give a single grade and variance (Journel andHuijbregts, 1978).

### Development of Kriging Methodology

The average grade decreases from 14.94 g/tonneto 12.46 g/tonne (a 17 % decrease).

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## Using Confidence Limits in Makinga Production Decision

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## Semi-variograms were calculated for gradeand vein thickness.

The covariance structure can be anisotropic, meaning thatthere can be many different covariance functions that describe the covariancestructure along different orientations.

## Ordinary block kriging was chosen as the appropriatekriging method.

However, a pair of points that are separated by a distance are independent,but also correlated through a certain spatial structure known as the variogram.

## Estimated thickness ranged from 0.77 metresto 3.81 metres.

For example, variables spaced inthe horizontal direction might follow a certain covariance function, whilethose spaced in the vertical direction might follow another.

## Thickness variance ranged between 0.0014 m2and 0.37 m2.

The variogram function is discontinuous in that at a verysmall separation distance, the variogram function equals a certain valueknown as the nugget value.

## The mean grade was used to calculate the remnantblock resources.

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