%0 Journal Article
%T An improved method for geological boundary detection of potential field anomalies
%J Journal of Mining and Environment
%I Shahrood University of Technology
%Z 2251-8592
%A Ansari, A. H.
%A Alamdar, K.
%D 2011
%\ 06/21/2011
%V Volume 1
%N Number 2
%P -
%! An improved method for geological boundary detection of potential field anomalies
%K Potential Field Data
%K horizontal derivative
%K vertical derivative
%K enhanced analytic signal
%K magnetization direction
%R 10.22044/jme.2011.13
%X Potential field methods such as gravity and magnetic methods are among the most applied geophysical methods in
mineral exploration. A high-resolution technique is developed to image geologic boundaries such as contacts and faults.
Potential field derivatives are the basis of many interpretation techniques. In boundary detection, the analytic signal
quantity is defined by combining the values of horizontal and vertical derivatives. The outlines of the geologic
boundaries can be determined by tracing the maximum amplitudes of analytic signal. However, due to superposition
effects, in some cases that a variety of sources are adjacent, the detected boundaries are blurred. To overcome this
problem, this study used enhanced analytic signal composed of the nth- order vertical derivative of analytic signal. The
locations of its maximum amplitudes are independent of magnetization direction and geomagnetic parameters. This
technique is particularly suitable when interference effects are considerable and when remanent magnetization is not
negligible. In this paper this technique has been applied to gravity data of southwest England. Using this method, five
granites outcrops and their separating faults are enhanced accurately.
%U https://jme.shahroodut.ac.ir/article_13_4d0e63bcd7946fe4d3290e1f9830eb12.pdf