A fundamental dilemma exists when using advanced methods to evaluate an existing prospect inventory that was originally developed using traditional technologies. The most one can hope for is confirmation of the viability of a prospect that had already been discovered by those simpler, cheaper technologies. At best, this is a break-even process. The new and superior methods are often used to cull prospects, not discover them. If a prospect is not killed outright using the new techniques, frequently the prospect is found viable but its areal extent is reduced. The net result is that an explorationist often sees new technologies...

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