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Each geologic province has unique geological or geophysical parameters. Prospective anomaly signatures associated with each individual province will vary accordingly. Pattern recognition of anomaly signatures is of vital importance to all interpretation sciences. The following discussion is one of a series of six on the importance of pattern recognition. Geoscientist need to have a working knowledge of what type of signal patterns are valuable for the purpose of integrating gravity and magnetic data with seismic and geological data to develop exploration targets. The incorporation of the integration process in exploration is known to reduce risk & evaluation time and therefore reduce the total cost of exploration.

Learning objectives:

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Identify the signature pattern of various types of intrusives (or extrusives)
  • Understand why pattern recognition is the basis of effective interpretation.