Danie G. Krige
|Danie Gerhardus Krige|
26 August 1919|
Bothaville, (OFS), South Africa
|Died||3 March 2013 (Age 93)
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
|Institutions||Anglo Transvaal, University of the Witwatersrand,|
|Alma mater||University of the Witwatersrand|
|Notable awards||Order for Meritorious Service, Class 1, Gold|
Danie Gerhardus Krige (26 August 1919 – 3 March 2013) was a South African Statistician and Mining Engineer who pioneered the field of geostatistics and was professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Republic of South Africa. The technique of kriging is named after him. Krige's empirical work to evaluate mineral resources was formalised in the 1960s by French engineer Georges Matheron.
- "Obituary: Danie Krige, South Africa's giant of geostatistics". Northernminer.com. 2013-04-08. Retrieved 2013-04-12.
- Krige, Danie G. (1951). "A statistical approach to some basic mine valuation problems on the Witwatersrand". J. of the Chem., Metal. and Mining Soc. of South Africa. 52 (6): 119–139.
- Matheron, Georges (1962). Traité de géostatistique appliquée. Editions Technip.