[GeoSciML] GeologicUnit vocabulary - how do you treat geological provinces [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Bruce.Simons at csiro.au Bruce.Simons at csiro.au
Thu Aug 2 19:22:18 EDT 2012

Ø  lithostratigraphic unit -> I can use this for sedimentary basins

A sedimentary basin is a lithotectonic unit, not a lithostratigraphic unit

Igneous suites/complexes and metamorphic complexes etc are lithodemic units

There is a Supersuite/suite/pluton hierarchy for these that I believe is in the vocabulary already. I also recall the Province/subprovince hierarchy being included in the Rank vocabulary. Have these been missed out somehow?

A metallogenic province is a type of MineralOccurrence and should be in the EarthResourceML vocabulary (along with mineral field, etc).

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Subject: [GeoSciML] GeologicUnit vocabulary - how do you treat geological provinces [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Hi CGI vocabulary people,

1.  I want to use GeoSciML to deliver geological provinces as GeologicUnits.  At GA, we capture:
·         basins (sedimentary provinces)
·         cratons and orogens (lithotectonic provinces)
·         igneous (magmatic) provinces
·         metallogenic provinces
·         metamorphic provinces

The GeologicUnitType currently vocabulary has:
·         lithostratigraphic unit -> I can use this for sedimentary basins
·         lithotectonic unit -> I can use this for cratons and orogens, but I'd like to be able to have a separate subcategory for each of "craton" and "orogen"
·         nothing that seems to cover igneous, metallogenic or metamorphic provinces

Do you think it appropriate that we add these geological province types to the GeologicUnitType vocabulary?

2.  Rank
If we add province types to the list of GeologicUnitTypes, then I'd like to add some hierarchical province rank terms to the Rank vocabulary.  At GA we use:
·         Superprovince
·         Province
·         Subprovince
·         Domain
·         Microdomain

I'm happy to hear anyone's thoughts.  What does your geological organisation capture/deliver?



Ollie Raymond
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