The ideal Frontier Exploration Tool
Conventional airborne gravity is often acquired during the initial stages of exploration in frontier areas. Compromised both in resolution and bandwidth these data often lack the clarity needed to focus further exploration work, leaving a gap in your exploration knowledge. G-Qube bridges this knowledge gap, providing information that can impact exploration decisions.
Gravity and More
Incorporating conventional gravity measurements from a state-of-the-art Gravity Measurement Assembly (GMA), G-Qube uses the same advanced full tensor gravity gradiometry technology as BlueQube. G-Qube offers all that conventional airborne gravity provides but with the enhanced bandwidth and resolution capabilities of gravity gradiometry.
Using proprietary techniques, ARKeX combines the long wavelength signals in the gravity measurements with the high bandwidth signals in the gravity gradient data. The result is the highest data resolution possible for regional exploration.
To enable high resolution, cost-effective surveying of large frontier areas, survey line spacing is typically greater than 300m (most commonly 1km). The resultant G-Qube dataset represents a 4x – 6x improvement in wavelength resolution over conventional airborne gravity with a significantly improved signal-to-noise at all wavelengths shorter than 18km (3.4 mHz).
The signal to noise plots of gradiometry and gravity depicting their respective responses to a broadband geologic model are shown in the animation below (green area is where gravity has improved signal to noise, red area is where gradiometry has improved signal to noise). The yellow line shows the wavelength resolution of G-Qube, which combines the two measurements.
Click play to see the signal to noise of gravity, gravity gradiometry and G-Qube.
By combining both gravity and gravity gradiometry, G-Qube provides a geophysical measurement with increased bandwidth and an improved signal-to-noise ratio over conventional gravity, delivering an improved Earth model with greater exploration value. With the enhanced information that G-Qube delivers, further exploration can be planned with greater confidence and reduced risk.
Talk to ARKeX now about how G-Qube can help add value to your exploration programme.
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