Induced Polarization (IP) – Time-Domain (TDIP), Frequency Domain (FDIP – Amplitude), Frequency Domain (FDIP – Phase), Spectral IP (SIP)
The Induced Polarization (IP) is one of the leading methods for disseminated ore exploration, since the IP is the only electroprospecting method which allows to highlight the dissemination of electron-conducting minerals. Its presence of such is an indicator of hydrothermal or metasomatic processes in the rocks which often involve mineralization of gold, uranium, polymetals, etc. This is due to the fact that the electric field causes a change in the position of the charges which is connected to various physical-chemical processes taking place. Commonly, the IP method is applied simultaneously with the resistivity methods. The depth of investigation in IP methods is also dependent on the size of the measurement layout.