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Application of Airborne Magnetic Data to Gold Mines in Namuno, MozambiqueNormal access

Authors: C. Macuacua, T. Mogi, K. Ishitsuka and M. Utsugi
Event name: 2nd Conference on Geophysics for Mineral Exploration and Mining
Session: Advances in Airborne Electromagnetic and Magnetic Methods
Publication date: 09 September 2018
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201802695
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
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The availability of high-resolution aero-geophysical data was a monumental step toward the discovery of new gold and mineral deposits in very remote areas in Mozambique. However, many mineral occurrences and deposits were identified previously by either local prospectors or small-scale miners with limited structural and geological knowledge. Therefore, the exploitation of resources has proceeded chaotically, which is not beneficial for local communities or state revenues. To contribute to improving this circumstance, we studied the Namuno District, where there is high rate of small-scale gold mining but limited knowledge of the geological structures that host the gold mineralisation.

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