In this exclusive interview with Professor David Thiel, Director at the Centre for Wireless Monitoring and Applications at Griffith University, he discusses how electromagnetic geophysics can help those who are conducting a feasibility study and opens up on the real cost benefits of this technology. He also highlights some of the concerns mining companies may have when using electromagnetic geophysics. Questions we ask include:
- How can surface-based electromagnetic geophysics help those who are conducting a feasibility study?
- What kinds of results or information can a mining company get from ground-based electromagnetic geophysics?
- How accurate is this form of scoping? Are there any areas users should be careful of?
- Feasibility studies tend to be very expensive; is electromagnetic geophysics cost effective?