Beckman, Brown & Associates

Geological, Geostatistical & AI Consulting Services

Beckman, Brown and Associates provide services to the mining industry through their network of experts in the industry. Their capability extends from the exploration stage through to open pit design.

About Beckman, Brown & Associates

Ashley Brown P. Geo., the President of Beckman, Brown and Associates has experience in mineral exploration and mineral deposit evaluation Globally.  He is a “Qualified Person” under the meaning of NI 43-101. He is a professional geologist with over 30 years of experience and expertise in underground and open pit mining, advanced geostatistics, resource evaluation and exploration. He has reviewed and evaluated mineral resources for copper, gold, platinum, base metal and uranium mining projects in Canada, Spain, Turkey, Finland, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Panama, the United States, Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, Guyana, Mali, Ghana, and South Africa. His area of expertise includes geostatistics, geological modelling, digital data integration, due diligence studies, corporate development M&A work and resource estimation using Leapfrog 3D, Datamine Studio RM, Surpac, and the Isatis.neo geostatistics packages. He also has experience in Leapfrog Geo and EDGE.  He completed the CFSG Diploma (“Cycle de Formation Spécialisée en Géostatistique” (Special Training Course in Geostatistics) from the Paris School of Mines based at Fontainebleau, France in 2005.

Services We Offer


  • Database review.
  • Geological interpretation.
  • Development of an understanding of the controls on mineralisation.
  • Implicit (machine algorithm) modelling techniques.
  • Modelling of continuous and categorical variables.
  • Comparison of Implicit modelling with Explicit (Manual) Modelling Techniques.
  • SWOT analyses is normally included in high level peer reviews.
  • Access to experts at Fontainebleau for advanced work.

Other geological services can be provided upon request.


Geostatistics is a very important science in itself to consider when strategic decision making is to take place from the early exploration stage through to the bankable feasibility stage.

Here is a non exhaustive list of services provided:

  • Strategic decision making at the early stage of exploration (Histogram modelling).
  • Optimization of drill-hole spacing for resource estimation (Extension variance method/Simulations).
  • Development of an understanding of the style of mineralisation.
  • Exploratory Data Analysis.
  • Variography of continuous and categorical variables.
  • Full suite of classical resource estimation methods (NN, ID2).
  • Change of Support check (Volume – Variance check).
  • Linear geostatistical methods (OK, SK).
  • Non-linear estimation methods (MIK, LUC).
  • Simulation methodologies (Conditional Simulation).
  • Block model validation.
  • Resource classification using best practices.

Deposit type experience

Porphyry copper/gold (Guyana/Kazakhstan) Volcanogenic Massive Sulphides (Canada/Spain/Finland/Turkey/Kazakhstan) Palaeo-placer gold (South Africa/Ghana) Orogenic Gold (Canada, Mali, Ghana) Palaeo-placer uranium (South Africa) PGE (Canada/South Africa)...

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Contact Us

Note that the President and office personnel are based in the Eastern suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, Canada (EST).  The contact telephone number is:  +1-647-774-0889 (on WhatsApp).  Please text us on WhatsApp and we’ll get back to you soonest.  Otherwise, please submit your details in the form below:

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