Advances in Magnetic and Electromagnetic Techniques for Mineral Exploration: Enhancing Resource Discovery

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Mineral Exploration Methods and Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 May 2024 | Viewed by 225

Special Issue Editors

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Geo Data Solutions GDS Inc., Laval, QC, Canada
Interests: exploration geophysics; electromagnetic and potential field methods; geology

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Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, 31-002 Kraków, Poland
Interests: tectonics; exploration geophysics; structural geology; minerals; basin analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Magnetic and electromagnetic methods are popular among the geophysical methods for mineral exploration. Their application has evolved with technological advance and computer science revolution. In recent years, various developments have occurred on the technology side including miniaturizing sensors, increasing system reliability, and introducing computer-controlled transmitter, receiver, and data acquisition. Electromagnetic airborne surveys are today mainly conducted from helicopters, while there are still attempts to combine ground and airborne surveys. Drones are becoming popular, particularly for magnetic surveys. Three-dimensional inversion is almost systematically carried out for magnetic surveys, while two-dimensional filtering techniques are still used to analyze aeromagnetic data. However, 3D technology has not been used as intensively for electromagnetic interpretation since 1D inversion is still popular. Recent developments have been inspired by machine learning techniques and a better understanding of the physical properties of the targets. This Special Issue is an opportunity to valorize recent developments that can increase the resource discovery of mineral, either with technological advances, interpretation methods, or physical properties. This is open to borehole, ground, and airborne magnetic and electromagnetic methods, as well as case histories.

Dr. Marc A. Vallée
Prof. Dr. Stanisław Mazur
Guest Editors

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  • magnetic methods and electromagnetic methods
  • data acquisition
  • geophysical modeling and inversion
  • borehole, ground, and airborne geophysics
  • magneto-telluric
  • mineral exploration
  • case histories
  • physical properties

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