Footprints of Mineral Systems
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2022) | Viewed by 23825
Interests: regional geophysics; geophysical responses of mineral systems; petrophysics; mineral mapping; geodynamic settings of mineral deposit systems; spatial data analysis
Interests: regional geology; mineral mapping; geodynamic settings of mineral systems; lithogeochemistry
Mineral deposits are local expressions of a mineral system that involve multiscale mass and energy transfer processes. The footprint of a deposit can be defined from the integration of several methods and, when well characterized, indicates important exploration vectors for the identification of new targets in mineralized terrains. The big challenge is to understand how mineralizing fluids affect the physical and chemical properties of rocks, but also the magnitude of interaction between fluids and host and temperature gradients related to the distance of the main fluid conduits.
These questions have been addressed by different research groups in an attempt to improve the understanding of the petrophysical, geophysical, mineralogical, geochemical, and surface mapping responses of important geological processes for the formation of mineral deposits, especially hydrothermal fluid circulations in mineral systems.
This issue aims to highlight the latest advances in applied science to the understanding of the footprint of mineral systems, which highlights (1) geodynamics and mineral systems through integrated multidisciplinary approaches; (2) processes that form mineral deposits; (3) characterization of the footprint through geophysical, geochemical, petrophysical, and/or mineral mapping data; and (4) multisource data integration using expert systems, machine learning or artificial intelligence.
Prof. Dr. Adalene Moreira Silva
Prof. Dr. Catarina Labouré Bemfica Toledo
Prof. Dr. António Manuel Nunes Mateus
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- geodynamic settings of mineral systems
- ore footprint
- petrophysical footprint
- mineralogical footprint
- geophysical footprint
- geochemical footprint
- hydrothermal alteration footprint
- surficial footprint in regolith
- integrated multiparameter exploration footprints