Geoelectrical investigations are often used in prospecting for minerals, hydrogeology, geological exploration, engineering geophysics. The methods are adaptable to every situation and are looking to maximize results.
Electrical prospecting uses a large variety of techniques, each based on some different electrical property or characteristic of materials in the earth. This differentiation is manifested in electrical resistivity and its inverse, electrical conductivity and polarization under the action of external electric fields.
Direct Current (DC) geoelectrical methods are frequently used with good results, to investigate the geological structure covered by water (rivers, lakes).
GEOELECTRICAL INVESTIGATIONS METHODS
* APPLICATIONS OF GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATIONS:
- Archeological Surveying
- Borehole Investigation
- Determining Geological and Hydrological Conditions
- Lake and River Prospecting
- Mapping Unexploded Bombs (UXO)
- Minerals Exploration
- Research on Inorganic Contaminants
- Utility and Buried Objects Detection
- Wind Farms and Photovoltaic Sites
* Other methods used in geophysical investigations: