Spatial Statistics Kriging Analysis in ArcMap Using Soil Data

The purpose of this project was to examine the Esri ArcMap Geostatistical Analysis Tool. The input data set contains soil sample data from a field site located within Northern Ontario. The soil was sampled for gold (Au [ppm]) as part of a geological exploration project. Due to the nature of the terrain and outcrop the samples were not collected within a regular grid. Due to the localized nature of gold mineralization the samples can be considered to suffer from the nugget effect. Various geostatistical methods will be evaluated and a predictive surface will be generated for the Au mineralization to guide future exploration.

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