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Learn more about Geological Mapping

Geological mapping is an investigation carried out by geologists in order to identify the rocks that occur in a given area, the presence of deformations, faults, fractures and other geological information. After the geological mapping is carried out the geological map is prepared, which will locate and compile the data obtained. 

Its main use is for mineral exploration, as this is a crucial step to identify if there is any mineral asset present in that particular area and if there is, if it is feasible to carry out other more detailed work to be able to better investigate the region and define whether or not there is feasibility of extracting ore.

There are regional-scale, semi-detail, and detail-scale geological mappings for different reconnaissance objectives in areas of prospective interest.


Who Should Perform the Mapping?

Geological mapping is a job performed by geologists that requires several processes and steps to be fulfilled. In addition, a geological map should be prepared together with a technical report when finalized. The geological map is the product generated after mapping, where the geologist will insert all the information collected in the field, about rocks, structures, occurrences of ores, etc. In addition, on the geological map, the professional will unite what he saw in the field with the bibliography of the region.

Thus, it is important that the geologist who will carry out this type of work studies a lot or has previous experience in this type of work.

With this, he will integrate different knowledge in the pre-field stage, identify during the fieldwork which are the potential areas that should be given more attention during the mapping, and finally prepare a report that is easy to understand for the target audience of the work.

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