Applications of fractal geometry to mineral exploration

Blenkinsop, T.G. (2004) Applications of fractal geometry to mineral exploration. In: SEG 2004 Predictive Mineral Discovery Under Cover: Extended Abstracts, pp. 158-161. From: SEG 2004 Predictive Mineral Discovery Under Cover, 27 September - 01 October 2004, Perth, Western Australia.

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Fractal methods are now standard analytical tools in the life sciences, physics and chemistry, and they are commonly applied in the Earth sciences, For example, petroleum exploration and production make extensive use of fractals. Comparison with pure and applied research in these areas suggests that there are many problems in the minerals industry and ore deposit research that can be solved by fractal techniques. This presentation reviews the use of fractals to analyse the spatial distribution of mineral deposits, the relation between fault roughness and mineral endowment, and applications of fractals in economic geology, in order to demonstrate some fractal methods and their potential in exploration.

Item ID: 3554
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
ISBN: 1-74052-113-7
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2009 00:37
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