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The Gravity Method

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The Gravity Method;

 

Prospectors use many different methods to find gold and other precious metals. One of those methods is a geophysical method referred to as the "Gravity Method".

 

 

- Geowizard

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Prospecting using gravity;

 

The Pendulum;

 

In order to conduct a "perfect" gravity survey, we need a "perfect" pendulum. 

 

See what you can learn here, on the ICMJ Forum? :)

 

- Geowizard

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Chris,

 

Geowizard mentioned the use of a Pendulum and I was wondering if he was referring to the Kater pendulum as seen here:http://www.telatomic.com/mechanics/kater_pendulum.html.  Hey at that price I have been tempted to get one as even a used Lacoste is a wee bit out of my range.  Problem with the Kater for field use you'd have to encase it in an encloser to keep the wind and dust out plus make sure it is perfectly level.  I do like the counter accessory though.  But this was the only method that was available before they came out with the modern Gravitometer.

 

Randy

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Pendulum;

 

A pendulum swings at a period (Time) that is controlled by the length (L) of the pendulum arm, the weight/mass (M) at the end of the pendulum and Gravity (G).

 

- Geowizard

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Various instruments have been developed to measure the force of gravity.

 

There are applications in prospecting for deposits of minerals including gold!

 

- Geowizard

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