Conceptual 3D model over part of the southern Midcontinent of the U.S.
Conceptual 3D model over part of the southern Midcontinent of the U.S. The connections, plumbing, and architecture between the mantle and crust are not known but play an important role in critical metal deposit location and formation. This project uses existing continental-scale magnetic, gravity and newly acquired magnetotelluric data to develop 3D models that advance the understanding of the crustal architecture between the Precambrian and Moho surfaces. Results are evaluated in the context of known critical metal mineralization and, importantly, point to major flow paths and morphologies with potential to control critical metal deposit emplacement.