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Exploration methods and concepts.

Anorthosites: Fe-Ti and Vanadium Deposits

Introduction Many are familiar with the platinum group element and chromite-rich rock sequences, and vanadium magnetite layers of the Bushveld Igneous Complex, South Africa, which make up the world’s largest ...

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Aerial Drones in Mineral Exploration

Introduction The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV or “drone”) industry is evolving at breakneck speed, and it is often difficult for mining companies to keep up. In fact, it has been ...

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Down-hole Geophysics in Mineral Exporation

A portable bore-hole logging system

Overview During early exploration, particularly in ‘greenfield’ areas away from mines or known mineralisation, very little information is known about the rocks.  If an exploration company has the budget to ...

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Mineral Rights in Canada: Staking your Claim

While in most countries individuals may own land, the mineral rights for that land – including the ownership of any mineral and petroleum wealth below the surface – are generally retained by the government. ...

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