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GIS in Geology. Milo š Marjanovi ć. Lesson 6 11.11.2010. GIS in Mineral Deposit Exploration. Selecting the construction material (sand and gravel) excavation site by Boolean logic method. Fictive case study for prescriptive modeling (refer to related excercise ).

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Gis in geology

GIS in Geology

Miloš Marjanović

Lesson 6

11.11.2010.


Gis in mineral deposit exploration

GIS in Mineral Deposit Exploration

  • Selecting the construction material (sand and gravel) excavation site by Boolean logic method. Fictive case study for prescriptive modeling (refer to related excercise).

  • Mineral potential mapping by fuzzy logic (knowledge-driven) multi-criteria analysis. The case study of Gold mineral potential map (from the textbook GIS for Geoscientists, Meguma terrain, Nova Scotia) for the predictive modeling.

  • Accent on GIS implementation within heuristic and statistical modeling


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GIS in Mineral Deposit Exploration

Database Management Systems (DBMS)

Image Processing (IP)

Computer Aided Drawing (CAD)

Desktop mapping

Geographic Information System (GIS)

Artificial Intelligence(AI)

Desktop and Web publishing

Geostatistics

Spread- sheets

Contouring and surface modeling

General statistics


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GIS in Mineral Deposit Exploration

  • Construction material site selection

    • Conceptual model example:

      • Limestone rock is necessary for a pile-dam construction

      • There are no explicit physically or mathematically based models (they are not necessary)

      • Locate suitable excavation sites (concerning material quality, cost, ecology and so forth)

      • The model cuts down to a logistic problem solved with Boolean model

    • Modeling the necessary inputs:

      • Geological model (limestone units disposition)

      • Distance to the construction site (proximity to the construction site for lowering the cost)

      • Distance to road network (proximity to road for easier and cheaper loading)

      • Slope angle (steeper limestone outcrops are easier for excavation and loading)

      • Land use or vegetation cover map (to avoid the disruption of ecosystem e.g. forest, agricultural or urban terrain units)


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GIS in Mineral Deposit Exploration

  • Construction material site selection*

    • Simplified geological map showing the class of suitable material (limestone units)

    • Distance from the construction site (float raster) with threshold of e.g. > 5km from the construction site (5km in range)

    • Distance from road network (float raster) with threshold of e.g. >2 km of the road

    • Slope (float raster from DEM) with threshold <10° of the slope angle

    • Vegetation cover map – raster of disposition of forestland vs. grassland

      *the exercise example


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GIS in Mineral Deposit Exploration

  • Construction material site selection

    • Simple Boolean model:

      • Conditional statements:

      • the site must be within limestone units AND

      • must be less than 5 km away fro the dam AND

      • must be less than 2km off the road AND

      • must be steeper than 10° AND

      • must be off the forestall area

      • To wrap-up:

        • Simple but conservative method

        • It is not likely that all the inputs are equally important

        • Decision trees could be created and expert systems applied


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GIS in Mineral Deposit Exploration

  • Mineral potential mapping

    • Case study – Nova Scotia, Meguma

    • Conceptual model & deposit prediction:

      • Conceptual model governs the input layers selection and model (weighting method) selection

      • Mineral deposits are usually to complex to be modeled by deterministic approach. Heuristic (knowledge-driven), statistical (data-driven) or hybrid models are used instead.

      • The objective is to locate the zones of certain favorability of mineralization

      • Version of fuzzy logics method (heuristic or knowledge-driven) will be presented

    • Deposit type model :

      • Hydrothermal phase of the post-volcanic processes (<250°C)

      • Crystallization in quartz veins

      • Association with Arsenopyrite (As-S) and Stibnite/Antimonite (Sb-S) occurrences


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GIS in Mineral Deposit Exploration

  • Mineral potential mapping

    • Deposit model principle facts according to the existing exploitation sites:

      • Pz units of meta-sediments and slates are rich in Au content (not in granite)

      • Contacts between those two formations appear to be Au productive

      • Anticline regions of those unites are particularly typical for mineralization (due to clivage)

      • Association with sulphidic minerals of As and Sb

      • Reactivation of stresses in SW-NE directions controlled the migration of gold-bearing fluids and therefore, NW-SE structures could be interesting for gold deposits


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GIS in Mineral Deposit Exploration

  • Mineral potential mapping – inputs:

    • Geological map (GEOL)

      Digitized after a existing hard-copy

      Goldville formation (Pz – sand, silt)

      Halifax formation (Pz - slate)

      Granite (D)


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GIS in Mineral Deposit Exploration

  • Mineral potential mapping – inputs:

    • Distance to anticlines (ANTI)

      Buffer from anticline vector (created after LANDSAT satellite image analysis) with 1km intervals


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GIS in Mineral Deposit Exploration

  • Mineral potential mapping – inputs:

    • Distance to Goldenville-Halifax contact (GOLDHAL)

      Buffer from geological boundaries vector, with 1 km intervals


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GIS in Mineral Deposit Exploration

  • Mineral potential mapping – inputs:

    • Distance to NW-SE structures (NWLINS)

      Buffer from structural analysis vector (created by LANDSAT imagery analysis)


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GIS in Mineral Deposit Exploration

  • Mineral potential mapping – inputs:

    • Lake sediments Au (LSAU)

      Geochemical concentrations in lake sediments


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GIS in Mineral Deposit Exploration

  • Mineral potential mapping – inputs:

    • Lake sediments Sb (LSSB)

      Geochemical concentrations in lake sediments


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GIS in Mineral Deposit Exploration

  • Mineral potential mapping – inputs:

    • Lake sediments As (LSAS)

      Geochemical concentrations in lake sediments


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GIS in Mineral Deposit Exploration

  • Mineral potential mapping – inputs:

    • Lake sediments W (LS0W)*

      Geochemical concentrations in lake sediments

      *Geochemical layers are suitable for fuzzy OR combination or by fuzzy AND in relation with SO4


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GIS in Mineral Deposit Exploration

  • Mineral potential mapping – inputs:

    • Au in vegetation (BIOAV)

      Concentrations in coniferous vegetation (Fir Balsam)


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GIS in Mineral Deposit Exploration

  • Mineral potential mapping – inputs:

    • As in vegetation (BIOAS)

      Concentrations in coniferous vegetation (Fir Balsam)


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GIS in Mineral Deposit Exploration

  • Mineral potential mapping – Fuzzy logic modeling

    • Fuzzy membership functions

      • Membership range instead of TRUE or FALSE values

      • Per each class of the layer and per each layer a membership function is assigned

      • Any algebraic function is possible (non-linearity is encouraged)


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GIS in Mineral Deposit Exploration

  • Mineral potential mapping – Fuzzy logic modeling IMAGE

    • Combining fuzzy membership functions

      • Fuzzy AND

      • Fuzzy OR

      • Fuzzy Algebraic Product

      • Fuzzy Algebraic Sum

      • Gamma Operation

        γ=0,1


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GIS in Mineral Deposit Exploration

  • Mineral potential mapping – Fuzzy logic modeling scheme


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GIS in Mineral Deposit Exploration

  • Mineral potential mapping – output:

    • Fuzzy logic AND/OR – intermediate model

    • Fuzzy gamma operation – final model


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GIS in Mineral Deposit Exploration

  • Mineral potential mapping – wrap-up:

  • Method comparison:

    • Boolean logic

    • Bivariate statistics

    • Multivariate statistics

    • Fuzzy logic


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