Mineral potential mapping in frontier terrains

Ford, Arianne (2009) Mineral potential mapping in frontier terrains. In: Proceedings of the 10th Biennial Meeting of the the SGA 2009. pp. 812-814. From: Smart Science for Exploration and Mining: 10th Biennial Meeting of the SGA 2009, 17-20 August 2009, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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A successful targeting of potential mineralization in frontier terrains using mineral potential mapping in a GIS presents many challenges. There is often a lack of available data, data tends to be of poor or questionable quality, data are typically not digitized and may demonstrate incomplete data coverage. Additionally, a lack of available literature and research on known deposits with which to derive models or train data sets may further limit progress. Using both data-driven and knowledge-driven mineral potential mapping techniques, these challenges have been overcome through careful selection and refining of the training data (mineral deposits), as well as upgrading critical geological datasets (evidential layers) in order to generate country-scale mineral potential maps for orogenic gold deposit targets. The success of these mineral potential maps is measured by their ability to predict known deposits, which allows for validation of the results.

Item ID: 40226
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-9805-5868-5
Keywords: frontier terrains; fuzzy logic; mineral potential mapping; orogenic gold; weights of evidence
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Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2015 06:20
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0403 Geology > 040399 Geology not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 84 MINERAL RESOURCES (excl. Energy Resources) > 8401 Mineral Exploration > 840105 Precious (Noble) Metal Ore Exploration @ 100%
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