Sixteen articles were carried in the Northern Miner in Canada over nine months in 1998—99, supporting or refuting the methodology of geostatistics in one aspect or another. The appearance of such articles has slowed, but is certain to begin again, because the discussion has never evolved into a high enough level of dialogue. The crux of the problem appears to be the various good and bad experiences concerning reliability.

The erratic results of geostatistics as we understand them, with their supporters and detractors, strongly suggest to some of us that industry standard split drill core samples are too small to...

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