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By J.G. De Geoffroy

Few an expert humans could deny that the sector of mineral exploration is dealing with a few tough instances within the foreseeable destiny. one of the woes, we will be able to cite a world monetary uneasiness mirrored through gradual and from time to time largely fluctuating steel costs, international monetary uncertainties, and incessant pressures on bills regardless of a considerable slowing down of the speed of inflation. additionally, administration is pressured to tum to extra refined and dear applied sciences and to appear farther afield to extra distant areas, because the larger­ caliber and extra simply available ore deposits have now been printed. This quite gloomy outlook should still convince explorationists to forged approximately for a brand new philosophy with which to steer mineral exploration throughout the tough many years forward. as soon as already, within the early Sixties, a choice for swap have been heard (Ref. 30 in bankruptcy 1), whilst it turned noticeable that the prospecting tools of yesteryear, such a success some time past, couldn't stay alongside of the swiftly growing to be call for for minerals of the postwar interval. the reply, a major advent of refined geophysical and geochemical applied sciences sponsored by way of new geo­ logical versions, proved spectacularly winning in the course of the Sixties and the Seventies. yet for either fiscal and technological purposes, the brisk speed of the final 20 years has significantly bogged down within the early Nineteen Eighties, as though a brand new threshold has been reached.

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The target-grid configuration is expressed by dimensional and directional parameters. The dimensional parameter is the ratio U, of the longest dimension of the expected target L, over the grid size s. Agocs(30) illustrates the marked effect of the variation of spacing, from 1/4 to 1 mile, on the geometry and structure of a large aeromagnetic anomaly outlining the Marmora, Ontario, magnetite deposit. Henderson(8) shows similar results for the aeromagnetic coverage of a portion of the State of Pennsylvania.

Calculation of probability of single and confirmed detection of randomly oriented targets of varied shapes by airborne surveys on grids of diverse designs; 2. calculation of probability of single detection of oriented targets of varied shapes by airborne surveys on parallel grids; 3. calculation of the probability of single detection of randomly oriented linear targets by airborne surveys covering parallel strips. 4 for the convenience of the reader. Originally, Agocs(30) listed many of them without mathematical proof; this was later provided by McCammon(38) based on the concepts of conditional probabilities.

3 Relationship between Target Breadth, Dip Angle, and Detection Range in the Case of Vertical Detection of Ore Deposits. L sina + (D-H) cota o 0 True breadth of /-ore deposit (B) o 28 CHAPTER TWO section of the ore deposit within the range D, and the attitude parameters (true dip and plunge). The relationships are as follows: L, = Lh + D cot c B, = Bh + D cot ao with Bh = Bo/sin (ao) Bo being the "true width" in common drilling parlance, and R, = B,IL, If the deposits are subvertical (dip and plunge in the 85-90 degree range), the three target parameters L" B" and R, are approximately equal to the parameters L h, Bh, and Rh of the horizontal section of the deposits.

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