Fathom Geophysics Newsletter 23

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We produce the newsletter as a low-key way of keeping in touch with the folk we care about, and as a way to present some tidbits of information that we hope readers find interesting.

Research News: TiO2 masquerading as rutile

Story thumbnail imageRUTILE is by far the most common form of titanium dioxide found at and near the earth's surface. And yet mineral explorers preferring to avoid a merry goose chase should be prepared to successfully parry occasional encounters with rutile's impostors during ore-search efforts. Read More 

Our Capabilities: True 3D filtering of 3D datasets

Story thumbnail imageINVERSION results and other 3D datasets can now have their internal geological 'plumbing' analyzed in great detail. Explorers can gain a clearer picture of subsurface geological features modeled in their tenements. This is true 3D filtering of 3D data — and not simply a workaround involving the stacking of separately-processed 2D data slices. A southern Mongolian porphyry copper case study shows how. Read More 

Exploration News: Rock collections revival

Story thumbnail imageMINING-heavy jurisdictions are putting real-life geological specimens at the front and center of their efforts to stimulate mineral exploration — through newly-built and upgraded drill core libraries. And pre-competitive digital catalogs containing extensive metadata and even 3D visual captures of rock samples may be par for the course before long. Read More 

Field Geochem News: Not all cruddy carbonate is calcrete

Story thumbnail imageMINERAL explorers who use calcrete geochemistry as a vector to ore now have a way to avoid wasting their time and money sampling weathered carbonate rocks of primary marine origins. Read More 

About Fathom Geophysics

In early 2008, Amanda Buckingham and Daniel Core teamed up to start Fathom Geophysics. With their complementary skills and experience, Buckingham and Core bring with them fresh ideas, a solid background in geophysics theory and programming, and a thorough understanding of the limitations of data and the practicalities of mineral exploration.

Fathom Geophysics provides geophysical and geoscience data processing and targeting services to the minerals and petroleum exploration industries, from the regional scale through to the near-mine deposit scale. Among the data types we work on are: potential field data (gravity and magnetics), electrical data (induced polarization and electromagnetics), topographic data, seismic data, geochemical data, precipitation and lake-level time-lapse environmental data, and remotely-sensed (satellite) data such as Landsat and ASTER.

We offer automated data processing, automated exploration targeting, and the ability to tailor-make data processing applications. Our automated processing is augmented by expert geoscience knowledge drawn from in-house staff and from details relayed to us by the project client. We also offer standard geophysical data filtering, manual geological interpretations, and a range of other exploration campaign-related services, such as arranging surveys and looking after survey-data quality control.