Seismic methods have become, and will continue to be, an important tool to help unravel structures hosting mineral deposits at great depth. This work demonstrates how the reflection seismic method (mainly 3D seismics) has been successfully used to explore some of the world’s largest platinum deposits and map the gross structural architecture that controlled the formation of these ore bodies, support mine planning and contribute to safety. A case study from the Bushveld Complex in South Africa is presented, demonstrating the importance of advanced 3D seismic attributes for high-resolution structural mapping.


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