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Exploration geophysics

Exploration geophysics is an applied branch of geophysics and economic geology which uses physical methods such as seismic gravitational magnetic electrical and electromagnetic at the surface of the Earth to measure the physical properties of the subsurface along with the anomalies in those properti It is most often used to detect or infer the presence and position of economically...

Exploration Geophysics 2000 31 The Maggie Hays and Emily

EXPLORATION HISTORY Nickel exploration at Lake Johnston from 1966 to 1971 involving Laporte Mining Laporte and Union Miniere located near-surface anomalous nickel and copper in the weathered zone at Maggie Hays Follow-up of anomalous nickel assays in soil samples and shallow drill holes by Amoco in 1981 intersected...

Corazon Mining Limited

Lynn Lake has been described as one of the best nickel sulphide brown fields exploration plays in North America New exploration techniques and a better understanding of these Ni-Cu-Co sulphide systems has resulted in Corazons discovery of several new areas of mineralisation With little modern exploration undertaken to date the opportunity...

3 Technologies in Exploration Mining and Processing

Geochemical techniques have played a key role in the discovery of numerous mineral deposits and they continue to be a standard method of exploration With SIDEBAR 3-1 Examples of Environmental and Health Concerns That Should Be Identified During Exploration...

The life of Ni

of nickel occur in sulphide and in laterite-type ore deposits Despite the fact that nickel mining has significantly increased over the past three decades known nickel reserves and resources have also steadily grown Various parameters play a role in this evolution including better knowledge and increased exploration activities...

Fun facts about nickel element Nickel Institute

Primary nickel is produced and used as ferro-nickel nickel oxides and other chemicals and as more or less pure nickel metal Over two million tonnes of new or primary nickel are produced and used annually in the world There are many different nickel ores requiring a variety of techniques to extract the nickel...

GEOPHYSICAL METHODS IN EXPLORATION AND MINERAL

Seismic techniques have had relatively limited utilization due to their relatively high cost and the difficulty of acquiring and interpreting seismic data in strongly faulted and altered igneous terranes in mineral assessments and exploration at the deposit scale However shallow seismic surveys employ less expensive sources and smaller...

The last 50 years of mineral exploration in Britain

The last 50 years of mineral exploration in Britain Tim Colman Abstract The last 50 years have seen over 100 British and foreign companies and numerous individuals carrying out mineral exploration in Britain involving the full and expanding range of geological geochemical and remote sensing techniqu A number of signi´Čücant copper nickel...

Geophysical Exploration for Nickel Sulfide Mineralization

The primary geophysical methods currently used for nickel exploration in the Yilgarn are magnetic and electromagnetic surveys and to a lesser extent induced polarization surveys This chapter describes the basic principles optimal strategies and data interpretation techniques for each method along with a compilation of the essential...

Nickel Geoscience Australia

Nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries are used to power mobile phones radios clocks and calculators Coins Nickel was first used for coinage in Belgium in 1860 and has been widely used since then Australian 1 and 2 coins contain 2 nickel with 92 copper and 6 aluminium and our 5c 10c 20c and 50c coins contain 25 nickel with 75...

Geochemical exploration for concealed nickel

Dec 01 1995 0183 32 ELSEVIER Journal of Geochemical Exploration 55 1995 309-320 JOURNAL OF GEOCHEMICAL EXPLORATION Geochemical exploration for concealed nickel-copper deposits Li Yinggui Cheng Hangxin Yu Xuedong Xu Waisheng Institute of Geophysical and Geochemical Exploration Langfang Hebei 102849 China Received 21 January 1994 accepted 31 October 1994...

St George Mining

The exploration model includes the identification of prospective ultramafic zones and the use of techniques that attempt to locate the higher-grade massive nickel sulphides including electromagnetic surveys that detect conductive bodies that may be nickel sulphide deposits...

Nickel Exploration Continues New Deposits May Have Big

Oct 22 2015 0183 32 Nickel Exploration Continues New Deposits May Have Big Potential By Esa Nummi 10222015 are generally associated with iron- and magnesium-rich rocks very deep within the earth and mined by underground techniques and occasionally by open pit mining Laterite deposits are typically mined by open cut or strip mining...

Introduction to Remote Sensing in Mineral Exploration

The greatest advancement in mineral exploration is the ability to synthesize various forms of data Known drill results can be integrated with topographic maps air photos structural maps and ore...

Nickel Exploration Highway 199

Nickel continued to be a topic of interest in the Illinois Valley News with the printing of a story in 1975 by Len Ramp DOGAMI geologist titled Nickel Exploration in Southwest Oregon 45 Ramp also noted that he had done some recent work on Woodcock Mountain to...

The Waterloo and Amorac nickel deposits Western Australia

grades of up to 6 nickel SUMMARY The Waterloo and Amorac nickel sulphide deposits are significant discoveries located in the north eastern goldfields region of Western Australia They were found as a result of the systematic application of geophysical techniques during a green fields exploration...

Nickel North Exploration Corp

Nickel North Exploration TSXV NNX is a Canadian based explorer focused on defining a Cu-Ni-PGM resource at our Hawk Ridge Project in Northern Quebec The board of directors advisor committee and management team are experienced mine finders The Hawk Ridge Property with an option to earn 100 control is a 50 km belt of Cu-Ni-PGM deposits...

Coal Exploration and Mining Geology

techniques but is otherwise essentially a continuation of exploration activities into the production phase of the project 2 Objectives of Coal Exploration Programs As indicated above coal exploration is the first part of a continuous process that if successful leads to the establishment of a new coal mine or the extension of an existing...

Induced Polarization Surveys A Copper Exploration Technique

Induced polarization IP surveys are a valuable tool for base metals and gold exploration They are often mentioned in press releases and while they may seem confusing they are an important...

Nickel processing

Nickel processing - Nickel processing - Extraction and refining The extraction of nickel from ore follows much the same route as copper and indeed in a number of cases similar processes and equipment are used The major differences in equipment are the use of higher-temperature refractories and the increased cooling required to accommodate the higher operating temperatures in nickel...

FIELD GUIDE FOR MINERAL EXPLORATION USING

Case Study 3 Groundwater for nickel sulfide exploration 31 and analytical techniques to enable any exploration geologist to use this method Case studies are presented to give an example of how this exploration method can be applied >Figure 1 Groundwater salinity in Australia from Jacobson and Lau 1987...

MMI GEOCHEMISTRY FOR NICKEL EXPLORATION

MMI GEOCHEMISTRY FOR NICKEL EXPLORATION INTRODUCTION The geological understanding of nickel sulphide deposits particularly those of the komatiite-type has undergone vast to conventional techniqu DETECTION OF ULTRAMAFICS AND CHANNEL FLOWS The Ni content of soils as measured by MMI is a reliable litho-geochemical indicator of...

Nickel Mining and Processing Everything you Need to Know

Apr 10 2014 0183 32 Nickel mining occurs through extractive metallurgy which is a material science that covers various types of ore the washing process concentration and separation chemical processes and the extraction process One of the most well-known purification processes is called the Mond Process which is an extracting and purifying process developed...

Chalice Mining Ltd gains access to major new nickel

Jan 03 2021 0183 32 Chalice Mining Ltd OTCMKTS CGMLF FRA C8U has received a key access approval to additional exploration areas at its 100 -owned Julimar Nickel-Copper-Platinum Group Element PGE Project around 70 kilometres northeast of Perth in Western Australia The Minister for Environment has consented to initial non-ground disturbing activities within the Julimar State Forest on granted Exploration...

Find out how copper and nickel deposits are formed

Jan 23 2015 0183 32 The exploration of minerals is an important first step in the mining process which begins with the discovery of a deposit and extends to the production of metals Exploration seeks to discover minerals that can generate long-term profitable mining operations Exploration for various commodities is based on the strategic needs of the company...

INDEPENDENT REPORT ON THE NICKEL LATERITE RESOURCE

Apr 10 2013 0183 32 while the saprolite zone has much less iron-oxide is magnesium-rich and has a slightly higher nickel content than the limonite horizon in its upper portion This report is based on the exploration data that were produced and compiled by previous owners Mindoro Resources Limited MRL Data verification performed by the author of the MRL database...

Applications Base and precious metals exploration

As the search for new ore deposits moves ever deeper both major and junior mining companies are increasingly using MT and AMT for both brownfields and greenfields exploration INCO s 1991 proof-of-concept study in Sudbury Ontario started this trend with two AMT sites that sensed a 1750 meter-deep nickel...

Galileo Mining Ltd set to step

Dec 15 2020 0183 32 Galileo Mining set to step-up nickel exploration at Fraser Range and Norseman projects in 2021 These modern techniques are providing new insights for...

Mathematical Method for Predicting Nickel Deposit Based on

Mathematical Method for Predicting Nickel Deposit Based on Data from Drilling Points Edi Cahyono1 Sapto Rahardjo2 Asrul Sani3 Abstract In this article we discuss several methods for predicting nickel ore content inside the soil under a given area/region The prediction is the main objective of the exploration activity...

NEW NICKEL

MobileMT is a relatively new geophysical technique for nickel exploration and early results at Lynn Lake indicate that its suitability for exploring for massive sulphides deposits has far surpassed any of the previous geophysical techniques utilised at the Project...