24 - Geological interpretation and modelling
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Should geochemistry be used more than structure? How can you get a 3D picture of a resource? And what are "coloured shapes around coloured numbers"? Optiro's Principal Consultant Mark Drabble joins Fresh Thinking to give an overview of geological interpretation and modelling.

In this episode:

0:57 What is geological interpretation? 2:31 Why is it so important? 3:28 How do geologists interpret the information they see? 4:29 What are "coloured shapes around coloured numbers?" 7:22 What is the best way to take all the data into account? 9:09 You say it's hard to understand the house if you're looking through the letterbox down the hallway - what do you mean by this? 10:49 So you take a step back and look at the asset as a whole? 11:40 Do you think geochemistry is used more than structure? 13:05 How do you find the balance in your approach? 14:19 How can companies get better value from the information they collect? 15:56 When have you used these approaches in the field? 18:22 What links could you share with listeners?

Like to learn more? Deposit-scale structural controls on orogenic gold deposits: an integrated, physical process–based hypothesis and practical targeting implications. Leapfrog 3D Geological Modelling course

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