GEOCHEMICAL EXPLORATION METHODS
Geochemical Exploration Methods In Ore Determination
Determining the geochemical behavior and distribution of trace elements in mineralization areas forms the basis of geophysical and drilling studies to determine the ore deposit. To geochemically evaluate the indicator element, which constitutes the economic part of the ore body, its statistical relationships with the pathfinder must be interpreted correctly. The threshold value determined by statistical approaches is a fundamental parameter that forms the basis of geophysical and drilling studies to be carried out within the scope of exploration studies and is necessary for the anomaly mapping. In addition to parameters such as sampling pattern, size, and amount within the orientation studies, the determination of the pathfinder element to be used for the detection of the anomaly should be performed by observing the quality control/quality competence (QA / QC) protocols. Sampling made by applying QA / QC protocols within the framework of world standards will increase the reliability of the geochemical exploration program.
Samples to be taken according to QA/QC protocols after prior studies such as sampling frequency, determination of soil zones, analysis methods and determination of sample quantities will provide a basis for the determination of anomaly areas. According to the ore sought, the pathfinder elements will be determined, the samples taken will be supported by laboratory analysis, and the anomaly that the ore gave on Earth will be detected, and this anomaly will form the basis for reserve detection studies. It is very important to use standard equipment that will not cause contamination and to take measures to minimize this contamination within the protocols that experts doing the sampling will apply, to make an accurate and reliable sampling. Samples and analysis results where contamination is minimal will be accurate and reliable.