In the exploration for massive sulfide deposits, many of the sources of magnetic anomalies are long tabular dike-like bodies which are thin in relation to the depth of burial. That is, the width of the dike is less than the depth of burial. A program is presented to aid in the inverse solution of this interpretation problem. Demagnetization effects are ignored, and the program will not function for symmetrical anomalies. Given field-observed amplitudes and coordinates of maximum and minimum points on a total- or vertical-field magnetic profile, this program fits the corresponding theoretical profile for a thin dipping magnetic dike. Coordinate and depth of the top of dike, dip of dike, and width-susceptibility contrast of the dike are calculated. A theoretical anomaly profile may also be calculated for comparison with the original field curve. Successive iterations may be used to refine estimates of the calculated parameters.

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