Potential of Legacy 2D Seismic Data for Deep-Targeting and Structural Imaging at the Neves-Corvo Mining Site, Portugal
J.A. Donoso, A. Malehmir, N. Pacheco, V. Araujo, M. Penney, J. Carvalho, S. Beach and B. Spicer
Event name: 2nd Conference on Geophysics for Mineral Exploration and Mining
Session: Progress in Seismic Imaging of Mineral Deposits A
Publication date: 09 September 2018
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Volcanogenic-hosted massive sulphide (VMS) deposits show a strong seismic contrast (mainly due to their density) against almost all lithological host rocks therefore justifying their direct targeting using seismic methods (Salisbury et al., 2000; Malehmir et al., 2012 and references therein; Malehmir et al., 2013) when there is adequate signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio and suitable geometry. While there are earlier published accounts illustrating the use of seismic methods for direct targeting of deep-seated VMS deposits elsewhere (Matthew, 2002; Malehmir and Bellefleur, 2009), a number of attempts were done in Europe during the early 90s for this purpose and these have been overlooked for unknown reasons.