Fathom Geophysics Newsletter 27

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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: Australian mining industry sends out green shoots, for now

Story thumbnail imageTHE Australian mining industry reached a low ebb point in the March 2020 quarter, but may be on the mend if nascent monthly metals prices are any indication. Even so, further waves in the coronavirus pandemic still have the potential to ruin things for everyone. Read More 

Exploration news: Archean boninitic rocks identified in WA's Youanmi

Story thumbnail imageEVIDENCE suggesting subduction-like processes were already taking place during the Archean has been put forward by researchers who have uncovered ancient low-silica boninites and related rocks preserved in the Youanmi Terrane of Western Australia's Yilgarn Craton — news that might delight explorers seeking ancient Kuroko-type VMS base-metal deposits. Read More 

Ore processing news: Researchers ID non-obvious hosts of Olympic Dam radionuclides

Story thumbnail imageMINOR hosts of radioactive decay-related daughter elements collectively contribute significantly to the overall radium-226, lead-210, and polonium-210 budget at the Olympic Dam iron oxide-copper-gold (IOCG) deposit in South Australia's Gawler Craton. 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.