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There are some theories about the geochemistry and physics that underlie radiometrics. The microseepage model is one of them. It was discovered that specific patterns of signal intensity of Potassium and Uranium can be watched over hydrocarbon accumulations. We plan to adjust our scintillation counters in a way that would allow us to measure total count, U count, K count and Th count at the same time.
Case study: Radiometric survey at an oil field in California
In 2015, we made a rough radiometric survey at Belridge South which is the fifth largest oil field of the Continental US. We crossed over it in a car on Highway 33 which is a public road in Southern California. The task was to find out if lower readings occur over the oil field as the theory and Bickel’s experience suggest.
We recorded a significant reduction in intensity over the oil field, as expected from the theory of Dr. Bickel. The changes in signal intensity correspond exactly with the boundaries of the oilfield.
The signal intensity outside of the oil field was 90-110 impulses per second. Within the oil field, the rate decreased to 70-90 ips which is 20-30% lower.
Detection of gold?
We fully understand the rationale behind his methodology as well as the technical details. We will calibrate our scintillation counters adequately after we will have procured specific high-performance scintillators.
However, we have some doubts whether the method would work in all types of gold deposits. This has to be verified or falsified experimentally, which represents a key component of our R&D plan.
On the other hand, finding paleo channels that are not visible should be possible with our methodology that we apply for detecting water resources. Paleo channels are ancient river flows that have relocated since. They are known for good prospects of alluvial gold deposits in gold rich areas.