ABOUT THE PACIFIC PROJECT

PACIFIC will develop new tools for exploration of mineral deposits beneath the surface.
These tools rely on two techniques that have relatively low cost and have a minor impact on the environment.

Data collection at Marathon test site, Canada.

Nodes deployment plan at Marathon test site, Canada.

These techniques are based on surface-wave passive or ambient-noise seismic imagery.

This technology is finding increasing application in the mineral industry, but it lacks the resolution needed to locate and directly image ore bodies. What is needed are techniques with the accuracy and resolution required by the minerals industry and at the same time that have a relatively low environmental impact.

PACIFIC will develop these techniques and validate them at test sites in Canada and Sweden. A specific objective is to reduce the amount of drilling, which is by far the most expensive and time-consuming step of the mineral exploration process.

Research on social acceptance and public perception of mining activities will accompany the deployment and testing of the techniques. PACIFIC aims to promote the technology to become a standard in the mineral exploration process.

Passive seismic imagery techniques for mineral exploration are being tested at mineral sites in Canada and Sweden.

Canada test site, Marathon deposit

Sweden test site, Kallak Iron Ore Deposit

Node retrieval after

the test at the Marathon site, Canada

PACIFIC Final Events on 27-28 October 2021: Registration open!

Passive seismic techniques for environmentally friendly and cost efficient mineral exploration The PACIFIC final events consist in: The PACIFIC Symposium on 27 October 2021 (all...

PACIFIC Final Events at Universite Grenoble Alpes: SAVE THE DATE !

Funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the Universite Grenoble Alpes, PACIFIC is a research project in the field of mineral exploration. The project aims at...

PACIFIC presented at a virtual seminar organised by Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada

At the invitation of Dr. Andrew Schaeffer (Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada), Dr. François Lavoué (UGA) presented the PACIFIC work on the use of seismic...

PACIFIC at the virtual EGU21 on 29th April!

The H2020 PACIFIC and the INFACT projects will co-convene a scientific session at the virtual EGU21 on Thursday 29th April 2021, 15:30-17:00 CEST. This virtual PICO session...
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