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HomeMiningAnalytical ServicesGeochemistryMMI Orientation Surveys
Before a full MMI™ exploration project is undertaken, it is important to test the application of the MMI technique to ensure optimal sampling and test results. A properly designed Orientation Survey is usually done at a small scale over a known area of mineralization to ensure strong signals. Such surveys will prove the applicability of MMI in a given area and will help determine optimum survey parameters, especially sampling depth.
An MMI Orientation Survey consists of a single transect over a known target, with dense site spacing. Multiple samples are collected from each sample pit. The primary reasons for performing this survey are to:
The following guidelines should be followed to ensure the proper design of your Orientation Survey:
The final, optimal distance between sample sites will be dictated by the type and size of the mineral deposit target. For example, fault-hosted gold deposits will likely have closer sample spacing than a porphyry copper deposit.
Proper collection procedures are vital to the success of an MMI Orientation Survey. SGS experts will guide you through our specific protocols, which are based on years of experience and research, to ensure proper sample collection.
An MMI Orientation Survey ensures your full MMI geochemical survey is properly designed and thus maximize its chance for success. MMI Orientation Survey data is reported in parts per billion and so proper methodology and attention to cleanliness is important to ensure accurate, repeatable data. When done properly, it will help to ensure the applicability and optimization of your full SGS MMI survey.
SGS represents the global benchmark for accuracy and integrity in analytical procedures. We will work with you to ensure your survey is performed to the level of excellence required to achieve optimum MMI results. Call us today to discover more.