Geocomputation of mineral exploration targets

Carranza, Emmanuel John M. (2011) Geocomputation of mineral exploration targets. Computers & Geosciences, 37 (12). pp. 1907-1916.

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[Extract] Mineral exploration endeavors to find ore deposits (i.e., economically viable concentrations of minerals or metals) for mining purposes. Delineation of targets for mineral exploration is the crucial initial stage in a series of mapping activities that may result in ore deposit discovery. That is because mineral deposits are 'freaks' of nature and, thus, vectoring towards ore deposits based on multi-source and multi-scale geoscience exploration data sets is a multi-faceted spatial problem. Therefore, applications of geocomputation, which is "the art and science of solving complex spatial problems with computers" (Xue et al., 2004), and applications of geological concepts of ore genesis are essential in mineral exploration target delineation.

Item ID: 27336
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1873-7803
Date Deposited: 31 May 2013 05:39
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0499 Other Earth Sciences > 049999 Earth Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 30%
01 MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES > 0103 Numerical and Computational Mathematics > 010399 Numerical and Computational Mathematics not elsewhere classified @ 70%
SEO Codes: 84 MINERAL RESOURCES (excl. Energy Resources) > 8401 Mineral Exploration > 840199 Mineral Exploration not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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