Mineral Exploration

Great stretches of the earth are yet to be explored for key minerals. Focused surveys tuned to the mineral of interest can rapidly provide a strong indication of where deposits are located. Airborne specialty surveys can cover large areas efficiently and collect multiple data sets in a single pass. Gradiometry, magnetics and gamma ray spectrometry each provide important clues to mineralogy. High-resolution seismic can map reefs and seams to aid mine development. A multi-disciplinary approach provides a cost-effective way to reduce risk and improve potential for success.

Mineral Exploration

An integrated approach reduces risk

You need the most accurate understanding of the geology to make efficient de-risking decisions on mineral resource exploration and development. CGG’s cross-disciplinary team of geoscientists provides you with customized solutions spanning induced and potential field methods as well as seismic data acquisition, processing and interpretation that enable you to build accurate geological models, even in the most challenging terrains.

Are you facing rugged topography making exploration from the ground difficult? Our airborne multi-physics expertise can quickly provide you with answers. Whatever type of ore you are seeking, we understand the geoscience challenges behind it and can provide you with the best geophysical solution to identify and delineate ore bodies. Our unique FALCON Plus airborne gravity gradiometer solution gives you access to large-scale geometry of mineral-bearing structures. TEMPEST and HELITEM, our time-domain electromagnetic systems have the ability to quickly acquire reliable conductivity measurements and efficiently identify targets, with successful results in various applications including uranium exploration. Airborne multi-parameter surveys are well-suited to fulfill geophysical requirements and our Gryphon platform, through its combination of technologies, provides the ability to acquire all your geophysical measurements in a single pass, for more accurate geological mapping and target delineation.

If you are ready to take the next step in mineral development, sparse borehole drilling may not be sufficient to provide you with the spatial resolution to dispel interpretation uncertainties. CGG’s 3D, high-resolution seismic ensures dense areal sampling, ideal for accurate geological model building. Complemented by EmphaSeis broadband vibroseis sweeps, our seismic solutions feature the highest vertical resolution at both shallow and deeper depths.


Multi-Physics - Greenstone Gold


Gold exploration in greenstone belts greatly benefits from airborne gravity and magnetic data.
Multi-Physics - Iron Ore


FALCON fast-tracks exploration of banded iron formations

A successful example of a shallow ore-body im...

Michel Denis | Charles Pretorius | Mark Gibson | Eric Gillot
Multi-Physics - Mineral Exploration

Mineral Exploration

Rely on our high quality geophysical data for your mineral exploration programs. Integrate seismic, potential and induced field data.

Onshore - EmphaSeis


Optimize vibroseis source performance. Get better penetration and sharper images. Improve bandwidth for single or multicomponent analysis.
Multi-Physics - Falcon® Plus

Falcon® Plus

Depend on the world’s lowest-noise gravity gradiometer designed specifically for airborne use to deliver high quality gravity data.
Multi-Physics - Integrated Geological Interpretation

Integrated Geological Interpretation

The strength of the Multi-Physics offering is the ability to map several unique rock properties and integrate these with multiple complementary data sources as dictated by the geological challenge.

Multi-Physics - EM for Minerals

EM for Minerals

Whether you are looking for drilling targets or trying to understand your geology, CGG has an EM system for you.
Multi-Physics - Geotools

Geotools Magnetotellurics

Get everything you need in the field of magnetotellurics with a license to our Geotools software package.