Project: Multi-scale 4-dimensional geological modelling of the Gällivare area
2013 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Due to an increasing demand on metals the production of iron and copper will rise during the next years. While the Gällivare area is one of the most active exploration areas in Europe, hosting two of Europe’s most important metal mines, the Aitik Cu-Au-Ag-(Mo) deposit and the Malmberget Fe-deposit, the northern Norrbotten ore province is still underexplored. In a multi-disciplinary project we intend to unravel the structural setting of ore deposits in the Gällivare area in close cooperation with both active mining companies LKAB and New Boliden AB. By reconstructing the geological history and especially the structural evolution of the region we aim at understanding the history of the ore deposits from their formation to their deformation and transposition into their present day position. Structural geological studies will be combined with geochemical and geochronological studies in order to reconstruct the structural evolution through time. These geological investigations will be furthermore accomplished by geophysical studies for constraining the 3D-geometries of the subsurface. Based on these results geological multi-scale 3D- and 4D-models will be produced aiding the prospecting and exploration of unknown ore deposits.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
3D-modelling, Malmberget, Aitik, geology, ore deposits
Research subject Ore Geology; Future mining (AERI); Sustainable transportation (AERI)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-35992Local ID: 141d32d6-0782-4d93-aa5c-c781fbaa51e3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-35992DiVA: diva2:1009249
Status: Ongoing; Period: 01/10/2013 → 01/10/20162016-09-302016-09-302016-10-03Bibliographically approved