Use of fractal statistics in the analysis of Mo-Cu mineralisation at Mace Head, County Galway

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Authors:McCaffrey, K.; Johnston, J. D.; Feely, M.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Trinity College, Geology Department, Dublin, Ireland
Other:
University College Galway, Ireland
Volume Title:Irish Journal of Earth Sciences
Source:Irish Journal of Earth Sciences, Vol.12, p.139-148. Publisher: Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, Ireland. ISSN: 0790-1763
Publication Date:1993
Note:In English. 22 refs.; illus. incl. geol. sketch maps
Summary:Mn-and Cu-bearing quartz veins have vein thickness populations that are best described by a power-law distribution. Vein-spacing populations are better described by the log-normal distribution. Whilst the thickness distribution is fractal, the spacing distribution is a product of the self-affine nature of the veins. Both distributions are due to non-linear amplification of an initially randomized spacing distribution. [R.K.H.]
Subjects:Chalcopyrite; Copper ores; Fractals; Metal ores; Mineralization; Molybdenite; Molybdenum ores; Quartz veins; Statistical analysis; Sulfides; Veins; Europe; Galway Granite; Galway Ireland; Ireland; Western Europe; Carna Dome; Mace Head
Abstract Numbers:96M/1622
Record ID:1994017855
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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