Why Use Aeromagnetic Surveys?
surveys are an efficient geophysical prospecting tool for many junior mining and
mineral exploration companies. A small airplane or helicopter is extensively
modified to be magnetically quiet and equipped with wingtip pods and a tail
stinger to house magnetometers to acquire naturally occurring magnetic data that
can be used to create a detailed datasets of the magnetic fields. This type of
survey is cost-effective, safe and time efficient because of the large areas of
land that can be covered.
Who Uses Aeromagnetic Surveys?
of aeromagnetic surveys are most obvious for companies in the mining industry
as a means of identifying concentrations of profitable magnetic minerals. Most
mining companies now rely on aeromagnetic surveys as the first stage of
prospecting and to find new areas for mineral exploration projects. This data
is used to determine the expected value of the area for continued mineral
out why the use of aeromagnetic surveys provides cost-effective and precise
geophysical mappings of large areas today.