Fractal/multifractal modelling of geochemical exploration data

Carranza, Emmanuel John M., Zuo, Renguang, and Cheng, Qiuming (2012) Fractal/multifractal modelling of geochemical exploration data. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 122. pp. 1-3.

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Abstract

[Extract] Geochemical data analysis plays an important role in mineral exploration and environmental studies. For these purposes, one or all of the following aspects of geochemical data (mainly element concentrations) must be considered (Cheng, 1999) — frequency distributions, correlations and variances, geometrical properties (shape and orientation) of anomalies, and scale independence of patterns. Within the past six decades, the frequency and spatial distributions of geochemical data have been widely studied (e.g., Agterberg, 2007, Ahrens, 1954, Ahrens, 1957, Ahrens, 1963a, Ahrens, 1963b, Ahrens, 1966, Allègre and Lewin, 1995, Carranza, 2008, Cheng et al., 1994, De Wijs, 1951, De Wijs, 1953, Krige, 1966, Krige, 1978, Turcotte, 1986, Turcotte, 1997 and Vistelius, 1960) since they are the basis for delineating geochemical anomalies and for determining geochemical baselines in the fields of mineral exploration and environmental studies.

Item ID: 27327
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 0375-6742
Date Deposited: 30 May 2013 23:54
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0402 Geochemistry > 040299 Geochemistry not elsewhere classified @ 50%
01 MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES > 0103 Numerical and Computational Mathematics > 010399 Numerical and Computational Mathematics not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 84 MINERAL RESOURCES (excl. Energy Resources) > 8401 Mineral Exploration > 840199 Mineral Exploration not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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