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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