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Structural interpretation and evolution of ore-forming systems from geological, geochemical and geophysical data (co-organized)
Convener: Thomas Blenkinsop  | Co-Conveners: Peter Sorjonen-Ward , Peter Lelièvre , Klaus Gessner 
 / Thu, 16 Apr, 10:30–12:00
 / Attendance Fri, 17 Apr, 08:30–10:00

Modern mineral exploration and extraction requires use of advanced technology and scientific methods. Mining today is a high-tech industry and is going deeper. Successful deeper exploration will require more refined and accurate models of the Earth's crust, consistent with all available geological and geophysical information, and including an understanding of the time dimension (4D). Methods need to be developed that utilize high quality data observations to generate Earth models that can serve as a basis for new exploration strategies. We invite contributions dealing with all aspects of mineral exploration, including exploration geophysics, geochronology, hydrology, isotope geology, mineral deposit studies, petrology, rock mechanics, seismology and structural geology.