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Deposit-to-Regional scale Exploration (D-Rex)
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Deposit-to-Regional scale Exploration (D-Rex)

Published: 1 December 2020

Mineral deposits are a small part of a very large geological context, the so-called mineral system. The first objective of D-Rex is to build onto this new paradigm with geophysical data from three prospective areas in Sweden, Greenland and Finland.

Therefore, the second objective of D-Rex is the integration of multi-facetted geophysical data acquired at those prospective areas. The third objective of D-Rex is the unification, optimum integration and visualization of geological and geophysical data on the basis of the Common Earth Modelling (CEM) concept.

The outputs of this project will be novel mineral exploration technologies and workflows that directly address Europe’s goal to become self-sufficient in terms of raw materials. We will achieve an improved understanding of the geological history and environment of key mining districts in Europe. This understanding will result in improved models for the formation of mineral deposits and allow us to better predict their locations. This will potentially lead to the discovery of new, higher-grade and possibly larger mineral deposits and thus better supply of metals and minerals.

Project leader: Associate Prof. Maxim Smirnov, Exploration Geophysics

Maxim Smirnov

Maxim Smirnov, Associate Professor

Phone: +46 (0)920 493588
Organisation: Applied Geophysics, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering