SMART MAPPING

 

GEOLOGICAL MAPPING: CODE OF PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE

UNIVERSAL PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE

What is the current health of mapping?
The fundamentals of mapping
Introduction to smart mapping
Smart geological mapping
What is "smart mapping"?
What is "less-than-smart mapping"?
Smart mapping - the fundamental strategy
The laziness principle
A geological mapper is a manager
Decision structure of our core activities
Factors governing the type of map and mapping procedure(s)
Challenging some conventional views
How spatial are we?
Our terms drive our thinking: do some terms drive out thinking?
Research design for a mapping assignment
Initial mapping design
The tasking cycle
Learning curves: Smart mapping versus conventional mapping
Learning curves: Mine mapping
Optimising our use of computers
Optimising the pre-mapping use of large databases
Data types in mapping
The fertility of field locations
Fertility maps and sections
Fertility layer in a GIS
Geotopographic data
Scalar parameters in mapping and logging
Scale in mapping
The bonsai principle
Architectural templates: principles
Architectural templates: why we need them
Architectural templates: fundamental types
The most global rock template
The global but scale-dependent nature of anastomosing geometry in rocks
Use of templates-before, during, after mapping
Lateral thinking in field geology
Strategies of map data acquisition
Approaches to outcrop
Approaches to outcrop - physical
Approaches to outcrop - remote mapping
Mapping different landscapes
Getting our geometry right from the start
Meso-dip and macro-dip
Practical mapping techniques
Field mapping gear
Map presentation strategies
The three orders of map

MAPPING STRATEGIES IN DIFFERENT GEOLOGICAL TERRANES
SEDIMENTARY TERRANES
IGNEOUS TERRANES
STRUCTURAL TERRANES

Deformation and tectonites
New cleavage from old: the sequence
Vergence
Relationship between fold and sequence
The two fundamental types of lineation
Folds and lineations
Fold axis vs elongation lineation: relationships
Fold axis vs elongation lineation: examples in ore deposits
Fold (slate) belts
Optimising mapping of a fold belt
High strain (shear) zones
Field recipe for structural analysis
Using your hands for planes and lines
Fault interpretation
Where do we see faults?
Fault analysis from maps: new perspectives
Map-based regional fault analysis: how to, and how not to
Why regional fault analysis in the office commonly gives wrong answers
The relationship between fault displacement and separation
Staged fault interpretation of maps
Rules of interpretation of marker unit displacement across faults
The most effective marker units
Fault mapping
Mapping faults for displacement
Marker offset analysis: multiple markers
Fault kinematic analysis: exercise 1
METAMORPHIC TERRANES
Nappe terranes: folds, sequence and terrane architecture
Stratigraphic younging and fold facing
Younging and facing in deciphering nappes
Transport direction of nappes
Palaeogeographic direction within nappes
The strategy for deciphering the architecture of nappe terranes
Architecture of nappes versus thrusts
Mapping with aeromagnetics
Smart mapping and mentoring
Mapping is not an art!
ORE SYSTEMS
A perspective on mapping ore systems
What is an ore deposit?
Interrogating an ore system
Mapping an ore system
Ore niches
Niche exploration modelling
Niche table
Permeability analysis
Stockwork analysis
Vein analysis
Vein/vein relationships
The architecture of replacement
Breccia analysis
Interpretation in exploration mapping
Level plan analysis
Learning curves: mine mapping
Structural mapping of drillcore with the core orienting frame
Learning curves: drill logging
Stop!
RECIPE LISTS - MAPPING ORE SYSTEMS
Master recipe for ore systems
Veins
Faults
Breccias
Stockwork
Selvedge
Concordant mineralisation

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