3&4D Geomodeling Applied to Mineral Exploration

in: Proc. of the 12th SGA Biennial Meeting, SGA, Uppsala, SGA

Abstract

3 & 4D geomodeling is a computer method to construct the geometry and the deformation history of geological formations. Developed as an exploration tool in oil and gas, it begins to be applied nowadays in mineral exploration. After summarizing the basic notions, concepts, and methodology of 3&4D geomodeling, we describe its application to mineral resources assessment and to the modeling of ore deposits. A 3&4D GeoModeling case study of Kupferschiefers, Foresuedic Belt (Poland, Germany), achieved during the EU FP7 ProMine research project, illustrates the methodology. Perspectives and recommendations on applying 3&4D geomodeling in mineral resources appraisal are given in conclusion.

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    @INPROCEEDINGS{,
        author = { Royer, Jean-Jacques and Mejia-Herrera, Pablo and Caumon, Guillaume and Collon, Pauline },
         title = { 3&4D Geomodeling Applied to Mineral Exploration },
         month = { "aug" },
     booktitle = { Proc. of the 12th SGA Biennial Meeting },
          year = { 2013 },
     publisher = { SGA },
      location = { Uppsala },
    organization = { SGA },
      abstract = { 3 & 4D geomodeling is a computer method to construct the geometry and the deformation history of geological formations. Developed as an exploration tool in oil and gas, it begins to be applied nowadays in mineral exploration. After summarizing the basic notions, concepts, and methodology of 3&4D geomodeling, we describe its application to mineral resources assessment and to the modeling of ore deposits. A 3&4D GeoModeling case study of Kupferschiefers, Foresuedic Belt (Poland, Germany), achieved during the EU FP7 ProMine research project, illustrates the methodology. Perspectives and recommendations on applying 3&4D geomodeling in mineral resources appraisal are given in conclusion. }
    }