Portfolio Tag: geophysics

Publication: Mineral Exploration

Data Mining: Freely accessible earth science information boosts grassroots exploration

In November 2016, Parlane Resources announced the discovery of native copper on its Big Bear project located to the north of New Gold Inc.’s Blackwater deposit and east of New Gold’s Capoose prospect in central British Columbia. In the news release, Parlane recognized the fieldwork undertaken the previous year on a project supported by Geoscience... Read more »

Publication: Earth Explorer

Corvettes in a cave: applying geophysics to a classic car tragedy

By Kylie Williams February 12, 2014, was a tragic day for Corvette lovers around the world. Shortly after 5:30am, surveillance cameras inside the National Corvette Museum (NCM) in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA, captured stunning footage of a sinkhole opening up and swallowing eight classic Corvette cars. Although sometimes heartbreaking and rarely recorded on video, sinkhole... Read more »

Publication: Earth Explorer

New IGS Xplore prospectivity maps for Botswana

By Kylie Williams International Geoscience Services (IGS) have released a series of base metal prospectivity maps for the Ngamiland District of northwestern Botswana using free geodata available on the recently-launched Botswana Geoscience Portal, hosted by Geosoft. IGS, a spin-out of the British Geological Survey, used their proprietary IGS Xplore software to identify favorable areas for... Read more »

Publication: Earth Explorer

Constrained inversion models identify new resources at Ivanhoe’s Platreef deposit

By Kylie Williams Certain minerals, such as magnetite, are valued for their role as magnetic time capsules, locking-in the direction and intensity of the Earth’s magnetism at the time they were formed. This magnetic memory, called remanence, is a useful tool for dating rocks and rock sequences, but can be misleading for geophysicists modelling magnetic... Read more »