Special Issue "Seismic Methods in Mineral Exploration"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 March 2019).
Interests: deep exploration; reflection seismic method; rock physics; vertical seismic profiling; distributed acoustic sensing; 3D seismic imaging
Interests: reflection seismic method; seismic imaging; full-waveform inversion; seismic interferometry; seismic quantitative interpretation
Interests: reflection seismic; distributed acoustic sensing; seismic imaging; boreholes and surface; AVO and inversion
In many parts of the world, exploration for mineral deposits is moving progressively but persistently to greater depths, relying on knowledge gained from previous exploration campaigns and also on new exploration tools and techniques to efficiently guide deep and costly boreholes. With encouraging results recently obtained in various mining camps, seismic methods continue to make valuable contributions to deep mineral exploration worldwide. This Special Issue aims to publish case studies demonstrating the value of seismic methods for a wide range of mineral commodities located in a variety of mining camps across the globe. This includes topics such as regional reconnaissance of ore system elements; rock physics and quantitative analysis for improved characterization of mineral deposits; modelling, inversion, and integration of seismic data with ore deposit geology. Papers addressing technical aspects of the seismic workflow with a particular focus on state-of-the-art methods opening new frontiers in mineral exploration are especially welcome.
Dr. Gilles Bellefleur
Dr. Michał Malinowski
Dr. Milovan Urosevic
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Seismic Methods
- Deep Exploration
- Rock Physics
- Data Acquisition
- Data Processing
- Integration Interferometry