Fathom Geophysics Newsletter 24

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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.

Industry conditions: Sector rides high

Story thumbnail imageTHE Australian mining industry has continued to enjoy a rebound after several years of very trying business conditions, reaching overall activity levels not seen since 2010 and 2011. The broader economy seems to be chugging along nicely too. Read More 

Research news: VMS knowledge grows

Story thumbnail imageVOLCANIC-related massive sulfide deposits in Canada's Kidd Creek and Bathurst mining camps are offering up important clues that may be helpful to explorers of this ore type. Read More 

Exploration news: Extra labwork pays off

Story thumbnail imageAPPARENT mineral-chemistry trends that seem to point toward mineralization may evaporate upon closer scientific scrutiny. But that closer scrutiny may also uncover a legitimate exploration vector to mineralization, as a study at the Marathon copper-palladium deposit in Canada has revealed. Read More 

Regolith news: West African exploration gets clearer

Story thumbnail imageSTRATEGIES to help avoid mineral exploration pitfalls common in the lateritic pediment-dominated areas of sub-Saharan West Africa, an important metallogenic province, have been put forward by researchers based in France and Burkina Faso. 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.