Episode 105: Why now is the right time for mining geophysics

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Jean Legault on mining geophysics, the featured special section in February’s The Leading Edge.

In this conversation, Jean highlights the similarities and differences of mining geophysics with seismic, why now is a great time to be a mining geophysicist, and the growth of machine learning in the field. There’s something in this interview for everyone.

Seismic Soundoff · 105: Why now is the right time for mining geophysics

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Jean M. Legault is a 30-year career exploration geophysicist. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in applied science (geophysics) at Queen’s University at Kingston, ON, and his Master’s degree in applied science (geophysics) at École Polytechnique of University of Montreal, QC. He is an experienced geophysicist in both the ground and airborne geophysics sectors since 1985.

He is chief geophysicist at Geotech Ltd. (Aurora), a worldwide airborne geophysical service provider, where he is mainly interested in passive and active-source airborne EM methods as geological mapping tools for mineral exploration and groundwater. Jean has authored and co-authored over 50 papers and journal articles and has been a regular speaker at geophysical conferences around the world over the last 10 years. He is a past president of KEGS, past co-chair of the SEG Mining Committee, a director of the KEGS Foundation, and a member of SEG, ASEG, EAGE, as well as APEO, APGO, and OGQ.


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Original music by Zach Bridges.

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