The Need for Cost-Effective Geophysical Exploration
exploration in North America is is an important part of the mineral prospecting process, and is thus an extremely important methodology for Junior mining
and mineral exploration companies. Geophysical exploration is essential to identify and locate different mineral commodities in a specific
also use geophysical mapping to identify anomalies, which are often indicative
of the presence of valuable minerals and even petroleum.
Junior mining and mineral
exploration companies operate on budgets in order to maximize the returns when
a large deposit of a valuable mineral is found. This means finding the most
cost-effective methods of geophysical exploration possible.
Airborne Geophysical Surveys
geophysical surveys can be coordinated and executed to quickly and effectively
determine the geological makeup of a large area by measuring the following geophysical
characteristics of the subsurface:
exploration offers the advantage of being able to efficiently survey remote and
challenging terrain. Ground-based
exploration methods are simply unable to compete economically with airborne
survey methods in terms of the large area that can be covered and the time required
necessary to acquire geophysical data.
Junior Mining and mineral exploration companies typically survey large
areas using a variety of geophysical methodologies before a valuable deposit is
accurately identified, modelled and assessed. Airborne geophysical exploration surveys
provide the most cost-effective method to survey large and remote areas and
increase the chances of efficiently sourcing geophysical targets.