A tentative discussion on theory of minerogenetic series and mineral resource assessment
XIAO KeYan, DING JianHua and LOU DeBo(Institute of Mineral Resource, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing 100037, China)
Researches on the minerogenetic series mainly include the study of regional mineralization regularity. One of the aims of the researches is to confirm the target ore types and target areas based on this theory. The aim of mineral resources assessment is to find ore occurrence using geophysical, geochemical, remote sensing and geomathematic data on the basis of the minerogenetic series theory. Hence, the minerogenetic series theory serves as a director to mineral resources assessment, and the mineral resources assessment, in turn, provides a demonstration stage for that theory. The results of resources assessment provide a verification and modification basis for the theory. They supplement and promote each other. In the project of national assessment of 25 minerals, the minerogenetic series theory has been put forward clearly as the guidance. In such a way, the organic integration of the two means can be realized: the mineral deposit assessment work will be effectively advanced and the research on the minerogenetic series theory can be increasingly deepened.