On the use of FLAC as a tool in predictive exploration

A. Ord, B. E. Hobbs, J. L. Walshe, N. Oliver

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Abstract

In modeling the geodynamic evolution of economic deposits, our aim is to adopt an holistic view of the crustal scale ore forming system with the goal of constraining the critical factors responsible for ore mineralisation and, in particular, those factors responsible for localising high grade, high quality deposits. A number of ore-forming processes are unique to areas such as the, Yilgarn or Mary Kathleen, and the goal in this paper is to show how FLAC can be used to assist in thought experiments that greatly improve our understanding of such processes. Surprising results often ensue, and examples are given whereby the modeling opens up new possibilities for ore genesis or regional fluid flow, not previously considered by geologists.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFLAC and numerical modeling in geomechanics. Proceedings of the international FLAC symposium, Minneapolis, September 1999.
EditorsC. Detournay, R. Hart, C. Detourney, R. Hart
Pages119-122
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 FLAC and numerical modeling in geomechanics symposium. - Minnesota, United States
Duration: 1 Sep 19993 Sep 1999

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1999 FLAC and numerical modeling in geomechanics symposium.
CountryUnited States
CityMinnesota
Period1/09/993/09/99

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