An airborne electromagnetic system with a three-component transmitter and three-component receiver capable of detecting extremely conductive bodies

Richard S. Smith
  • Geophysics, August 2018, Society of Exploration Geophysicists
  • DOI: 10.1190/geo2017-0849.1

An airborne EM system for nickel sulphide exploration

What is it about?

The paper defines a three-component airborne EM system that can be used to detect highly conductive nickel deposits without holding the geometry of the system rigid or monitoring the geometry.

Why is it important?

The unique geometric relationship of the three fields from a three-component transmitter can be used to remove the primary field and identify a secondary in-phase response from a highly conductive body like a nickel deposit.

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