Some of the equipments are scoop, Canvas sheets, sampling buckets, clear sample bags, pocket compass, measuring tape, aneroid barometer, large boxes with locks, twine, wax, seals, pencil, liner sleeping tags,drill rods,spear,brushes etc.. In addition, if the mine is in operation the following equipments are used like hammers and picks, drills, gads, brushes, moils, shovels, brooms, transits miner pick mechanical dividing sampler etc
The project is built on three pillars of technological advances: Mineral systems modeling, exploration methods and approaches as well as data processing and data integration tools. NEXT will combine the knowledge derived from the geological mineral systems research with the new advanced exploration techniques.
Reverse Circulation drilling is probably the most common means of exploration drilling and is very popular in South America and Australia. Requiring more equipment and greater drilling skills, RC works out more expensive per meter to drill compared to conventional drilling.
For mining exploration applications, the method and equipment to use depend on how the precious metal is concentrated or disseminated in rocks, on the size of the orebody but also on its depth. The deep orebodies are generally difficult to image with geophysics and can require large 2D/3D tomography to estimate volumes.
Generally, mineral exploration involves percussion and rotary drilling to produce rock chips and samples of core. Drilling is used to obtain detailed information about rock types, mineral content, rock fabric, and the relationship between the rock layers close to the surface and at depth.
hydrogeochemistry for mineral exploration. Primarily presenting the work of Dr David Gray, Dr Ryan Noble and others from CSIROs Minerals Down Under National Research Flagship, this Guide outlines the materials, methods and analytical techniques to enable any exploration geologist to use this method.