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Data Density and Resolution Power in 3D DC Resistivity SurveysNormal access

Authors: M. Gharibi and R. Sharpe
Event name: 2nd Conference on Geophysics for Mineral Exploration and Mining
Session: 3D Modelling and Inversion for Mining and Mineral Exploration Methods II
Publication date: 09 September 2018
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201802727
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
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Resolution power of a field 3D DC dataset is examined by gradually reducing the data density by removing selected transmitters from the dataset. A mineralized target zone with known geometry and resistivity is used to compare the inversion results for each subset. The results indicate that a high density measurements are essential in retrieving accurate geometry of the target. True 3D grid distribution provides an omni-directional dataset in which the subsurface is sampled by measurements having many different orientations.

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