Geophysical and Geochemical Methods

  • Roger MarjoribanksEmail author


In prospective areas where outcrop is poor, or that have been subject to intense mineral search over a long period of time (generally known as “ mature” exploration areas), the explorationist increasingly has to make use of geophysical and geochemical methods in order to extend the search into areas of shallow cover inaccessible to more traditional prospecting. Some of these geophysical and geochemical methods also allow for rapid regional appraisal of areas where ground access may be difficult – for example rain-forest terrain or Third World countries with poor infrastructure.


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  1. 1.PerthAustralia

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