"Mining Geophysics on a shoe-string – some case histories"
Tuesday July 5th at 4:00 PM EDT
Speaker: Alan Reid- Reid Geophysics
Location: Virtual webinar. Please register here
Abstract: The talk will describe a series of very low-budget Mining Geophysics projects undertaken as part of the Exploration Geophysics M.Sc. at the (now) University of Zimbabwe, and since. Targets include Graphite, Iron Ore, Chromite, Gold, Copper and Platinoids. Methods include SP, IP/Resistivity, Ground EM (including direct excitation), Seismic Reflection, all on mineral leases or “in-mine"
Alan attended university in Zimbabwe (then S. Rhodesia) and obtained a B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics (1965) and an M.Phil. in Geophysics (1968) from the University of London. Further studies lead to a Ph.D. in Geophysics (Palaeomagnetism) at the University of Alberta (1972). GTA work teaching applied geophysics at U of Alberta awakened an interest in exploration. He returned to Rhodesia and taught Physics and Geophysics at University of Rhodesia, and started and ran an MSc course in Exploration Geophysics.
He joined Newmont Mining in Namibia in 1982 as Chief Geophysicist and then Robertson Research in the UK as a Senior Geophysicist. He worked for GETECH in Leeds as Geophysical Research Manager from 1994-1999. Since then founded Reid Geophysics and has been an independent consultant, working on project all over the world, but concentrating in W and N Africa. He has published on the subject of aeromagnetic survey design, gamma ray data processing and Euler deconvolution.