Electrical and electromagnetic methods for submarine massive sulfide exploration: a case study of the Palinuro Seamount, Tyrrhenian Sea
Recent years have seen increasing interest in exploring for mineral resources on the seafloor. I examine the capabilities of two geophysical methods in exploring for and characterizing seafloor massive sulfide (SMS) deposits: the electromagnetic (EM) and the self-potential (SP) methods. Working with a team from the Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR) in Germany, I carried out a first test of a new marine EM configuration consisting of a towed-loop inductive source transmitter and remote ocean-bottom electric dipole receivers. The system was tested at the Palinuro Seamount, offshore ...
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