...due to venemous objections to my use of closeology but parties not in favour of free speech...

Hahaha...it is not free speech so much as correct speech. Junior miners have made up this word as if it is special to them. As if your house didn't appreciate when your neighbour sold theirs (or depreciate in this market!). There is nothing new or special about the concept and it is definitely not a science warranting a "-logy" suffix and the use of an extra "o" is particularly galling. If you are going to make up a stupid word at least follow the rules!

There is an abundance of words like proximity, closeness, geological continuity, etc. that are perfectly sufficient. You will never see "closeology" in a 43-101 technical report (I hope!).