When Ore Deposit Structural Analysis or ODESA© (Monteiro, 1996 and Monteiro, Fyfe and Chemale, 2004) is applied to mine sites, it predicts the identification and characterization of particular high-grade zones, their distributions, shapes and orientations. This information can lead to substantial changes in mine developments. These high grade bodies, ones that are internal to the mineralization envelope (more commonly known as oreshoots) add significant value to mining operations. Vektore shares with clients its extensive expertise in conducting studies from a structural geology perspective that focus in on domain analysis and characterization, while integrating structure and grade distribution patterns. At early stages of target exploration, we prefer to use modern pattern recognition methods to help unravel potential directions of oreshoots (Vektore’s Deletion Method©), including the Fry-Patterson Analysis described in Vearncombe & Vearncombe (1999) and Blenkinsop (2004). Some vectors are revealed by point-cloud pattern recognition tools, while other vectors are extracted from core or geological mapping. Either way, these are significant components of the near-mine structural vectoring process provided by Vektore.
The power of Ore Deposit Structural Analysis is augmented if carried out along with 3D Structural Analysis of Mine Site.