More Gold -- and Other Minerals -- in Them Thar Hills?
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
TAU researcher's new method uncovers half-million ton mineral deposit in rough mountain terrain
Though technology has taken much of the guesswork out of mining, mountain ranges are still notoriously difficult environments in which to hunt for valuable minerals. Various methods used to draw a picture of the underground environment, including the measurement of gravitational and magnetic fields, are easily thrown off by factors such as changes in topography height, surrounding temperature, and barometric pressure.