Geological potential to decide if the resource can be exploited in an environmentally and socially friendly way
Ecological, economic, and social responsibility to uncover local's perception about the mineral sector, and its impact on policy-making.
There are large unexplored portions of the PSB, and focused exploration for Co-Au-Cu deposits has not before taken place on the Petäjäinen and Oikarainen project areas. As such, the search space for targets areas that can be advanced for drill testing is vast and will require much time to explore by foot or great expense to cover with conventional airborne geophysical surveys. We ;propose a drone-based solution, that would significantly expedite the exploration process with a cost-effective method and minimal social and environmental disturbance.
Jajce is the biggest mining city in the northern part of Bosnia-Herzegovina, a region well known for the exploitation of karst bauxite resources. Because of the depth of bauxite deposits, the potential ore bodies are concelead and do not outcrop. The exact location of drilling targets could not be identifed so far because of missing high-resolution data.
We will conduct drone measurements over 343 km^2 in the Jajce area and 620 km^2 in Posušje area. We will combine 5 different methods to define the optimal procedure to delimit complex bauxite deposits.
Panagyurishte is part of Europe’s most extensive belt of calc-alkaline magmatism and Cu-Au mineralisation.In this region, we have over 120 ore occurrences for which the CRM potential has remained unexplored. Partly, this is because many exploration companies minimise the use of remote sensing data collecting and they prefer to use more expensive methods, or even risky drilling, instead. We want to combine the structural data and studies we already have with muography and drone geophysics supported remote sensing to develop a new dataset. This will provide us with a clearer picture of the mineral exploration potential in this area.
The Zambian Copperbelt has been significantly affected by salt tectonics, which makes it challenging for us to understand the CRM potential. To address this problem, we will use all the data and maps produced at the Geological Survey of Zambia and integrate it with drone-based high resolution electromagnetic and magnetic data.