Geophysical investigation of the Arvidsjaur volcanics and the Archean-Proterozoic boundary

University essay from Luleå tekniska universitet/Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser

Abstract: In this work the magnetic and magnetotelluric (MT) geophysical methods have been used to produce two 3D models for the Laver area in southern Norrbotten. A new discovery of a porphyry copper deposit located at the Lill-Laverberget was reported by Boliden in 2012. The goal with the models is to form a better understanding of the setting for the porphyry deposit and to see if any of the geophysical methods are suited to be used in exploration for it. For starters an edge detector (Beiki, 2010) was used on magnetic data to identify structures and petrological contacts in the area. The magnetic data was modelled using the SimPEG (Cocket, et al., 2015) inversion software to create a 3D model over the area. The Magnetic method quite clearly managed to resolve the volcanic units in the Laver area. MT data was collected during fieldwork in September of 2018 and modelled using the MOD3DEM (Egbert & Kelbert, 2012) inversion software. The MT model did not show any clear anomalies that could be related to the deposit.

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