Purpose of work:
Creation of predictive geological and geophysical models, prospective for manganese mineralization for the localization and evaluation of prognostic resources of category R1 - R2, and to make recommendations on the direction and methods of further exploration for reserves in C1 - C2 when using the necessary equipment from the Customer.
- determine the geophysical features of potentially ore objects that are promising for manganese mineralization.
- identify promising anomalies for verification mining operations at the Customer's license areas.
Objects of this class are characterized by an increased content of minerals-electronic conductors (gausmanite, pyrolusite), which determined the composition of the complex of geophysical methods.
Manganese ore. Zimbabwe
Results of areal electrical exploration using the IP and the symmetrical electrical profiling method.
Map of the apparent resistivity parameter
Map of the apparent differential polarizability parameter
Geological and geophysical interpretation scheme
Based on the results of geological and geophysical studies, a hydrothermal-metasomatic type of manganese mineralization, rare for this region of Africa, was identified. Parametric characteristics of the ore deposit are established. Estimated forecast resources of categories P1-P2. A qualitative [analysis] of the ore composition was carried out, which showed a high content of Mn-containing mineral.