—Electrical resistivity tomography has been widely applied in prospecting and exploring gold deposits, but its potential for studying placers has not been sufficiently revealed. It is shown on the basis of numerical simulation and the example of field studies that linear anomalies with high electrical resistivity identified in floodplains correspond to gold-promising stream pool and riffle facies. It is concluded from working with alluvial placers in Kamchatka, Altai, and the Baikal Region that electrical resistivity tomography has a high resolution for solving geological problems, which means that it can be used as the main method for prospecting and exploring placers.

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