Danie G. Krige

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Danie Gerhardus Krige
Born (1919-08-26)26 August 1919
Bothaville, (OFS), South Africa
Died 3 March 2013
Johannesburg, (OFS), South Africa
Fields geostatistics
Institutions Anglo Transvaal, University of the Witwatersrand,
Alma mater University of the Witwatersrand
Known for kriging
Notable awards Order for Meritorious Service, Class 1, Gold

Danie Gerhardus Krige (26 August 1919 – 3 March 2013) was a South African Mining Engineer who pioneered the field of geostatistics and was professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Republic of South Africa.[1] The technique of kriging is named after him. Krige's empirical work to evaluate mineral resources[2] was formalised in the 1960s by French engineer Georges Matheron.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Obituary: Danie Krige, South Africa's giant of geostatistics". Northernminer.com. 2013-04-08. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Matheron, Georges (1962). Traité de géostatistique appliquée. Editions Technip. 

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