|The MineMatch Ontology Development (MOD) web
site supports Georeference Online Ltd staff and MineMatch users who are refining and extending the
MineMatch terminology (ontology), as well as those interested in refining
the characterisation of mineral deposit types..
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As the MineMatch system is extended and
refined, the observations of GOL staff and collaborators are constantly
logged to the MOD Squad site. The MineMatch Discussion Board (see
button at lower left) is also archived each week to the many categorised
Discussion Boards on the MOD Squad site.
MOD SQUAD site is made up of the following components:
- Discussion Boards for various descriptive topics of relevance to
MineMatch, such as rock classification systems, deposit size
characterisation, and the meaning of words such as "mineralisation",
"alteration" and "form".
- Discussion Boards for deposit types of interest to MineMatch users.
Because of their scope, relative consistency, and statistical support, the
USGS deposit types have been used to categorise these discussions. They
will, however, be extended when a clear case can be made for deposit types
not covered in the USGS classification. This has been the case for
IOCG-type deposits, and Eskay Creek-type deposits (as characterised in
MineMatch by the British Columbia Geological Survey) - for
which Discussion Boards have also been established.
- Collections of documents of particular relevance to ontology
development, science languages, and communication standards.
- Announcements relevant to the MOD Squad,
and a listing of events of interest.
- Links to web sites of interest to
If you are evaluating MineMatch, please visit the
MOD SQUAD site to gain a broader perspective on MineMatch.