Regional magnetotelluric and potential field data analyses related to mineral exploration of the Fennoscandian Shield, Sweden

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Access full text here:10.1080/22020586.2019.12073184
Keyword: Natural Sciences, Earth and Related Environmental Sciences, Geophysics, Naturvetenskap, Geovetenskap och miljövetenskap, Geofysik, Magnetotelluric, 3D inversion, Potential fields, Mineral exploration, Fennoscandian Shield, Prospekteringsgeofysik, Exploration Geophysics
Publication year: 2019
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Broadband magnetotelluric data were recorded at 104 sites between 2015-2018 in northern Sweden to image the geoelectrical upper and lower crustal structures. Data processing was performed using a robust multi-remote reference technique. The dimensionality analysis of the phase tensors indicate complex 3D structures in the area. A 3D crustal model of the electrical conductivity structure was derived based on 3D inversion of the data. Processing of regional potential field data was performed and structural information derived from these data were compared with the 3D conductivity model.

Locations of known mineralizations are compared to the regional geophysical data in order to investigate how the regional geophysical data can be used for better informed mineral exploration. The analyses indicate that regional geophysical can provide very useful information with respect to the prospectivity of different areas.


Roshanak Vadoodi

Luleå tekniska universitet; Geovetenskap och miljöteknik
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Thorkild Maack Rasmussen

Luleå tekniska universitet; Geovetenskap och miljöteknik
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Maxim Smirnov

Luleå tekniska universitet; Geovetenskap och miljöteknik
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