Mineral deposits are found in a variety of geologic settings and ore-forming minerals can have a vast range of physical properties. The search for these deposits is also relatively near-surface thus far. These factors allow for a large number of possible airborne and ground-based techniques to be used in geophysical exploration. Deciding on the proper geophysical technique and survey layout requires an understanding of the target, its associated alteration, the variations in physical properties and the geologic and structural setting. Knowing the exploration history is important, particularly in exploration programs that are more mature. Interpretation of the data requires the...

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