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Volume: 24 (1940)

Issue: 8. (August)

First Page: 1464

Last Page: 1474

Title: Critical Survey of Recent Developments in Geochemical Prospecting

Author(s): Sylvain J. Pirson (2)

Abstract:

A critical study of the respective advantages and disadvantages of the two current geochemical prospecting procedures is presented. It is particularly pointed out that Previous HitsoilNext Hit analysis has only as advantage a relatively simple field procedure but in view of the complexity of the material analyzed, it is difficult, if not impossible, to reduce results to a common basis of comparison. Further limitations placed on Previous HitsoilNext Hit-analysis prospecting are the persistence of the halo patterns and the shielding effect of shallow beds bearing oil and/or gas. Previous HitSoilNext Hit-air sampling is not affected by these limitations to as high a degree as Previous HitsoilTop sampling and it is therefore recommended that it should be given further serious trials regardless of the fact that it requires a more complex field proce ure.

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