Borehole IP

APPLICATIONS IN MINERAL EXPLORATION

  • Detection of disseminated metallic luster minerals (veins or gold structures, etc.)
  • Detection of disseminated sulphides or veinlets surrounding a massive sulphide deposit.
  • Discrimination between non-mineralized conductors (faults, shear zones, etc.)
  • Detection of low or non-conductive solid sulphides (rich in sphalerite, discontinuous mineralized strips, isolated sulphide grains, stockwork, etc.)
  • Mapping of alteration zones and structural elements controlling mineralization (porphyry copper systems).
  • Mapping of clay minerals associated with kimberlites.
  • Resistivity mapping to determine alteration or depth of a basin
  • Selection of the best electrode configuration for recognition, depth of penetration or detailed mapping of targets

Measurement of the intrinsic resistivity and chargeability of the host rock to better plan a PP surface survey or a drilling program

Facilitate the quantitative interpretation of these surveys.

Evaluation of the off-hole extension of a mineralized zone.