Structure

Interactive Structure Map

Faults are known to play an important role in the location of certain deposit-types.

To enable optimal cross-referencing to the fault terminology used in the MineMatch® mineral deposit models, the Brazilian structural data were translated to match the terminology of the GeoSCIML vocabulary, against which MineMatch® is standardised. These different types of structures have been included in the characterisation of each target, and assist MineMatch® to more accurately rank targets according to their mineral deposit-type affinities. Each individual hexagon target has been attributed with the information about the structure(s) which extends through it.  

In order to be compatible with MineMatch® terminology, fault types were recorded with limited detail (e.g. only as fracture, fault, shear zone). Where additional information about the nature of the faults was available, this was copied into the "Comments" field of the MineMatch® record where it is not used for comparisons, but is easily available for reference when evaluating comparisons.