Application of nonconventional mineral exploration techniques: Case studies

Athanas S. Macheyeki, Xiaohui Li, Feng Yuan, Mingming Zhang, Taofa Zhou, Simon M. Jowitt, Alison Ord

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Abstract

This chapter presents case studies on the application of nonconventional exploration techniques from Africa and Asia. The first case study is on the Kabanga Ni-Cu sulfide deposit using mainly the work of Macheyeki. In this case study, procedures on how to obtain lithogeochemical vectors are given along with their limitations. The second case study elucidates the use of Mineral Prospectivity modeling on ore field scale and at Prospect scale, in the Yangtze Metallogenic Belt, China by Li et al. and Yuan et al. In this study, workflows of 3D geological and mineral prospectivity modeling are presented.The third case study is on the use of multifractal modeling for identification of Cu and Au geochemical anomalies in northern Xinjiang Province, China. It is the belief of the authors that such case studies could be extended to other parts of the world having similar geological settings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Geochemistry
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances in Mineral Exploration Techniques
PublisherElsevier- Hanley and Belfus Inc.
Pages151-190
Number of pages40
ISBN (Print)9780128194959
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2020

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