Most of the world-class ore discoveries have been made close to the surface. Many of these large-tonnage deposits are mined out or are largely decreasing in production. Mineral exploration at depth is becoming one of the fundamental challenges for the exploration industry in this century. The sharp increase in demand for commodities driven by a growing population and technology-based society is coupled with the decrease in world-class ore deposit discoveries in the last three decades. This is setting the stage for an unprecedented scenario, that is, ensuring that the market supply for critical metals (Ni, Co, Au, PGE, etc.) is satisfied. This situation is becoming the driving force for a restructuring of mineral exploration paradigms. New technologies and methodologies are being developed; and, as a consequence, regions that were considered to be unfavourable for ore deposit exploration are now being reconsidered.

In this session, we invite research contributions show case or assist elucidating a better understanding of novel and innovative approaches to the search of mineral deposits for the future in new environments (e.g., at depth, bottom of the oceans, frontier regions, regolith-dominated terrains…), spanning from economic, environmental and technical challenges to greenfields or browndfields technologies and methodologies.

Co-organized as ERE4.4
Convener: Ignacio Gonzalez-Alvarez | Co-conveners: Mário Gonçalves, Ana P. Jesus, Janina Wiszniewska
| Mon, 08 Apr, 08:30–10:15
Room L7
| Attendance Mon, 08 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Hall X1

Attendance time: Monday, 8 April 2019, 14:00–15:45 | Hall X1

Chairperson: Ana P. Jesus , Janina Wiszniewska
X1.75 |
Ignacio Gonzalez-Alvarez, Carmen Krapf, Ryan Noble, David Fox, Nathan Reid, Clive Foss, Tania Ibrahimi, Rian Dutch, Liz Jagodzinski, Monica LeGras, Dave Cole, Ian Lau, Jess Robertson, and Tenten Pinchand
X1.76 |
Ana Pereira, Mário Gonçalves, José Mirão, Patrícia Moita, Pedro Barrulas, Luísa Pinto Ribeiro, and Pedro Madureira
X1.77 |
Janina Wiszniewska, Zdzisław Petecki, Olga Rosowiecka, Ewa Krzemińska, Michał Ruszkowski, and Anna Grabarczyk
X1.78 |
Sabine Pernreiter, Ignacio González-Álvarez, Jens Klump, Greg Smith, and Tania Ibrahimi
X1.79 |
Danijela Mavric, John Ashton, Seán McClenaghan, and Balz Kamber
X1.80 |
Beate Orberger, Christiane Wagner, Colette Derre, Omar Boudouma, Michel Fialin, Maryam Hornamand, Ghassem Nabatian, Iman Mousef, and Abdoullah Reza Ghods
X1.81 |
| presentation
Pedro Gonçalves, João Xavier Matos, Lídia Quental, Maria João Batista, Fábio Marques, Pedro Sousa, Igor Morais, and Luís Albardeiro
X1.82 |
Rute Salgueiro, João Xavier Matos, Pedro Gonçalves, Maria João Batista, Igor Morais, Luís Albardeiro, Elsa Ramalho, and Lídia Quental
X1.83 |
Juan Alcalde, Yesenia Martínez, David Martí, Puy Ayarza, Mario Ruiz, Ignacio Marzán, Fernando Tornos, Alireza Malehmir, Alba Gil, Stefan Buske, Dirk Orlowsky, and Ramon Carbonell
X1.84 |
Laura Tusa, Mahdi Khodadadzadeh, Cecilia Contreras, Margret Fuchs, Richard Gloaguen, and Jens Gutzmer
X1.85 |
A Decision Support Tool (DST) for evaluating the recovery of secondary and critical raw materials from extractive waste facilities
Giovanna Antonella Dino, Frederic Coulon, Piergiorgio Rossetti, and Stuart Wagland
X1.86 |
Pablo Iturrieta, Ashley Stanton-Yonge, Pamela Pérez-Flores, Gerd Sielfeld, and José Cembrano
X1.87 |
| Highlight
| presentation
Leila Ajjabou, Moritz Kirsch, Richard Gloaguen, and Jon Russil and the INFACT Consortium
X1.88 |
Margret C. Fuchs, Jan Beyer, Sandra Lorenz, Suchinder K. Sharma, Axel D. Renno, Johannes Heitmann, and Richard Gloaguen
X1.89 |
Titus Abend, Magret Fuchs, Jan Beyer, Suchinder Sharma, Johannes Heitmann, and Richard Gloaguen