Using Mineral Deposit Models
June 2003 by Lawrence DeeMineral deposit models have been used in mineral exploration for thousands of years. They were obviously not called models as we use the term today, but the idea of accumulating data to predict mineral deposits is the same. Models can be valuable tools in mineral exploration and assessment and are routinely used by major mining companies in locating and evaluating mineral deposits.
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