Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Research article
31 Mar 2020
Research article |  | 31 Mar 2020

Towards plausible lithological classification from geophysical inversion: honouring geological principles in subsurface imaging

Jérémie Giraud, Mark Lindsay, Mark Jessell, and Vitaliy Ogarko

Data sets

Synthetic geophysical survey using geological modelling from the Yerrida Basin (Western Australia) J. Giraud

Short summary
We propose a methodology for the identification of rock types using geophysical and geological information. It relies on an algorithm used in machine learning called self-organizing maps, to which we add plausibility filters to ensure that the results respect base geological rules and geophysical measurements. Application in the Yerrida Basin (Western Australia) reveals that the thinning of prospective greenstone belts at depth could be due to deep structures not seen from surface.