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The Wits School of Mining Engineering recently hosted the official unveiling of the Danie Krige Display Cabinet in a lecture room in the Chamber of Mines Building on the Wits campus.

The Wits School of Mining Engineering recently hosted the official unveiling of the Danie Krige Display Cabinet in a lecture room in the Chamber of Mines Building on the Wits campus. The collection includes bound volumes of all his research papers, as well as certificates and awards that Professor Krige received from numerous universities and dignitaries from around the world. Widow of the late Professor Danie Krige, Ansie Krige, who donated these items to the school and officially performed the ribbon cutting ceremony, spoke of her gratitude to the school for honoring her late husband. Their children also attended the occasion. The late Danie Krige is remembered for his contribution to the understanding of how mineralization was distributed in the many new mines that were developed in the middle of the last century. Kriging is named after Krige for his development of the process of applying mathematical statistics to the spatial evaluation of ore-bodies has helped improve ore evaluation techniques and reduce the financial risk of investing in mining projects. The technique is now applied worldwide mainly in the fields of exploration, environmental analysis, petroleum, hydrology, agriculture and other disciplines. He received the Southern Africa Institute of Mining and Metallurgy's (SAIMM) highest award the Brigadier Stokes platinum medal in 1984, an honorary doctorate from Wits in 2010, his admission to the National Academy of Engineers in the United Sates and the Order of the Baobab from President Jacob Zuma in 2011. He passed away on March 23, 2013, at the age of 93.

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Publication:E&MJ - Engineering & Mining Journal
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Date:Oct 1, 2015
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