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Your last question was easy to answer, this one is more difficult. You could look at correlation and dependence, but you'd be better off looking at variography. That's the easier part of this question dealt with. Most resource geologists do not deal with correlation & dependence, they do variography studies. If you are dealing with a small data set to ...


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With reference to geology and mining, spatial continuity applies to the grades of the commodity of interest, insitu in the ground - grams per tonne of gold or percent of iron, copper or zinc. Grades (sample assays) within a sample hole are compared with each other and with grades from nearby holes. Spatial continuity is important when geostatistics is used ...


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