MineMatch® is a
computer program which assists
geologists to formally document and compare exploration prospects, mineral
deposits and mineral deposit models.
MineMatch-generated comparisons help geologists, analysts and investors to
make better investment decisions.
MineMatch saves time, aids accuracy, and is an essential tool in any
"due diligence" investigation.
MineMatch Version 4, released in April
2005, includes the new
Micronex Taxonomy of Minerals, as well as definitions
of all rocks in the BGS
Rock Classification System
Monday, 23 January, 2006 Free-use version
of MineMatch® Online released by Georeference Online Ltd.
(See link below)
Monday, 22 November, 2004: The
www.YukonMineralTargets.com website is released to public viewing.
The site presents exploration targets picked by Georeference Online Ltd, and
described and classified using the MineMatch system.
MineMatch is being used
in the British Columbia "Rocks to Riches" project.
MineMatch Online is an Internet version of MineMatch
which is available for use free-of-charge. Use it without loading any software onto your
computer! Get PDF output of results
- invaluable appendices for technical reports.
The desktop version of MineMatch® is available as a free trial
download for Windows XP, 2000, Windows Me
and Windows 98. However, with the availability of
MineMatch Online, this version of MineMatch is no longer supported.
licences used to be
sold for Canadian $1500 (~US$1200) per installation from this
page on the web site. With the release of the Online version of MineMatch®,
this version is no longer supported.
link to Animated Tutorial
link to System
HERE to upgrade to Version 3.1.3
***** INTERNET ENABLED ****
|Georeference Online Ltd is a sponsor of the
Metallogenica (DM) project. DM photographs, like MineMatchTM
descriptions, greatly assist in the recognition of important similarities
and differences between mineral deposits. Click
for more on using these resources together, and for a list of deposits which
are both described in MineMatch® and photographed on
|To view a PowerPoint presentation on the features of MineMatchTM,
please follow this hyperlink.
|To read about how MineMatchTM manages relationships between mineralisation,
alteration, weathering, deposit zones and rock types, please follow
|To view expected grade/tonnage distributions for different deposit types,
as estimated by the US Geological Survey, please examine
these plots, specially laid out by Georeference
Online Ltd to aid comparisons between deposit types. [Ref: U.S. Geological
|To view 70 large European mineral deposits
described, classified*, and compared using MineMatch®,
[* MineMatch provides ranked classifications, based on the information in
MineMatch descriptions. These descriptions may not be complete, and
hence the rankings may not be the most accurate possible. They are,
however, usually highly informative, and useful to those interested in the
similarities and differences between mineral deposits.]
|To view the geographic distribution of some mines in the
knowledgebase provided with MineMatch®, please examine
map. Clicking on the mines themselves will yield a Semantic
Network diagram of the knowledge-base description of the mine. (See notes on
the map page for details.)
|To view a pamphlet describing MineMatch®, please follow
|To download a fully functional 15-day Trial Version of MineMatch®,
please follow this hyperlink.
here to to view the
categories and hierarchies of geological "settings" which are
recognised by MineMatch. Researchers in the Geological Survey of
Canada and the USGS are currently developing more formal standard classification
systems for geological settings, which, if appropriate, will be adopted by
The "MOD Squad" web site (see button on left) tracks
developments in this regard.
|Also on display is the BGS Rock Classification
hierarchy (1.3Mb, slow on a telephone line, but worth the wait).
This classification system, and many others, can be downloaded from the
Georeference Online Ltd
Editor site in a compact form.