Geophysical methods are used in all stages of mineral exploration and mining.
In Greenfield Stage surface geophysical methods like induced polarization, magnetics/electromagnetics and gravity are adding value to existing geological and geochemical data for the definition of high priority drill targets.
During ongoing drilling projects the geophysical methods can be applied from surface, around and in-between boreholes to provide information on off-hole targets to adjust the drill programmes. Even a barren borehole is valuable as it can be used to look into the unknown.
Borehole logging aids in the understanding of the structural setting and physical fingerprint of a mineralization enabling one to search for similar targets in the vicinity.