Terranes

Interactive Terranes Map

Brazil extends across many different tectonic terranes, each of which is associated with its own unique genetic setting.

To enable optimal cross-referencing to the terrane terminology used in the MineMatch® mineral deposit models, the Brazilian tectonic terranes were translated to match the terminology of the GeoSCIML vocabulary, against which MineMatch® is standardised. These different tectonic terranes 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 terrane(s) it is located on.