Genetic Classification of ore-forming processes

I. Kucherenko, E. Sinkina, R. Abramova

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The absence of a genetic classification of ore-forming processes is the result of a rather slow-paced accumulation of knowledge in ore-forming processes, which, in its turn, could be explained by objective conditions such as the fact that during the last few decades the genetic classification included only the description of mineral deposits. The existing genetic mineral deposit classifications has developed and embraced the genetic classification of ore-forming processes in accordance with system theory, structured taxons revealing the nature of the processes and the basis- information source of these processes. The base involved the developed model system of ore mineralization- ore formations (geological formations with syngenetic mineralization) within poly-component and mono-component subformations; for convergent mineralization- geological types of deposits. The latter, as well as non-convergent subformations has accumulated all data about initiating and conditioning ore formation within wide-scaled geological processes. The geological mineralization types within ore formations and subformations are included in the genetic classification of ore-forming processes. This, in its turn, makes it possible to forecast the functions and provide a regular transition into the geological-genetic classification of ore-forming processes in accordance to above-mentioned matrix-structure, and, simultaneously, further the development of the existing geological- genetic theory of ore formation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012077
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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