aeromagnetic surveying

aeromagnetic surveying

[‚e·rō·mag′ned·ik sər′vā·iŋ]
(geophysics)
The mapping of the magnetic field of the earth through the use of electronic magnetometers suspended from aircraft.
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Hood, "History of aeromagnetic surveying in Canada," The Leading Edge, vol.
No matter how sophisticated an exploration company's first pass regional geochemical or aeromagnetic surveying techniques to narrow down areas for drilling, it will eventually be forced to put its geological theory to the test and commit drilling rigs (and dollars) to unearth traces of mineralisation.
Industry analysts say a combination of factors has produced the surge: Zimbabwe's economic liberalisation, political stability, the trend among mining companies to explore offshore and the development of a database from aeromagnetic surveying.