E3S Web Conf.
Volume 168, 2020II International Conference Essays of Mining Science and Practice
|Number of page(s)||15|
|Published online||06 May 2020|
Borehole resistivity and induced polarization tomography at the Canadian Shield for Mineral Exploration in north-western Sudbury
Earth Science and Engineering at Hohai University, 210098, Nanjing, 8 FeChunXiLu, 20, China
2 Mining and Metallurgy Engineering at Assiut University, 71515, Assiut, University Str., B2, Egypt
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mineral exploration in the Canadian shield is a major challenge nowadays. This is because of the thick overburden cover and complex geology. Borehole tomography using resistivity and induced polarization (BHDCIP) method has a big advantage here due to that the data is acquired underneath the cover and data quality, in general, is superior to that acquired at the surface. BHDCIP provides good resistivity and chargeability data, which can identify mineralization easily. In this study, the BHDCIP survey with high-resolution data was carried out to identify mineralization zones in the McCreedy West zone, north-western Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Two and three-dimensional (2-D and 3-D) inversion results of three boreholes clearly revealed the mineralization zones and that harmonised with previous geological studies in the study area. The BHDCIP method provided insight and developed an informative subsurface map to identify the mineralization zones, thus proving it as a beneficial tool used for mineral exploration in complex geology with a minimal data survey and an irregular geometrical distribution.
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