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Exploration Geophysics

Geophysical methods in mineral exploration: Specific techniques and their applications.

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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Airborne Geophysical Methods

There are a number of airborne geophysical methods used within the minerals exploration industry. Some of the most commonly used ones are aeromagnetics, radiometrics and VTEM. A digital elevation model or ...

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Gravity Surveys

Gravity Meter. Image CC

Gravity Surveys – the basics Gravity surveys measure minute variations in gravity. Gravity at every point on the surface of the earth varies slightly depending on: distance from the equator; ...

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Seismic Surveys

seismic survey

Oil and gas exploration Commonly, seismic surveys are used in oil and gas exploration to identify structures and rock layers deep  underground. In the industry, this is called seismic stratigraphy. ...

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