Wednesday, March 8, 2023
The mining and mineral exploration industry is moving towards better imaging and modelling of deeper and more complex mineral deposit systems by evaluating the critical elements of the mineral system such as lithospheric-scale architecture, favourable geodynamic and tectonic events, and fertility. The mineral systems approach is a holistic conceptual targeting framework that evaluates the combinations of critical geological processes required to distribute ore deposits at all scales. Although the critical processes (i.e., source of fluid and metals, pathways, trap, and preservation parameters) cannot be directly observed, their expressions can be translated using various geological and geophysical data, and proxies.
The proposed session will cover the latest research and advancements in the application of the mineral systems analysis and modelling from industry experts in the research, technology, exploration, and mining space. The session will demonstrate the applications and modelling of mineral systems, development of new workflows, and review the current state of technologies that support modern exploration and decision-making from greenfield to brownfield exploration.
Chair: Valerie Wilson, SLR Consulting & Francisca Maepa, BHP, Toronto, Canada