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Journal of the Geological Society of India

, Volume 87, Issue 4, pp 383–396 | Cite as

Integrated geophysical and geological studies for mineral prospecting in Betul-Chhindwara belt (BCB), Central India

  • Dewashish Kumar
  • D. V. Subba Rao
  • K. Sridhar
  • M. Satyanarayanan
  • Prasanta K. Patro
Research Articles

Abstract

Integrated study combining high resolution electrical resistivity tomography and time domain induced polarization was carried out in Betul-Chhindwara belt Madhya Pradesh, Central India in order to evaluate and delineate the polymetallic sulphide mineralization, its nature, type of deposit and depth. On interpretation of the models results clear cut anomalies revealed showing chargeability ∼2 to 54 mV/V up to a maximum depth of 131m. This range of chargeability signify signature of metallic conductor. Nevertheless the basement rock is clearly mapped, showing substantial resistivity contrast. In addition detailed analysis of the integrated results from geology, geochemistry and Scanning Electron Microscope–Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy resulted from in situ rock samples shows good correlation with resistivity and IP results. This integrated study confirms the presence of conducting sulphide mineral ore body and the results and findings need test drilling at the geophysical anomalous site(s) to confirm the depth persistence and evaluate the metallic conductor.

Keywords

Mafic-Ultramafic rocks Resistivity TDIP Sulphide mineralization Central India Madhya Pradesh 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dewashish Kumar
    • 1
  • D. V. Subba Rao
    • 1
  • K. Sridhar
    • 1
  • M. Satyanarayanan
    • 1
  • Prasanta K. Patro
    • 1
  1. 1.CSIR-National Geophysical Research InstituteHyderabadIndia

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