In geochemical prospecting, refers to the probability of obtaining and
recognizing indications of an orebody or mineralized district by the
method being used. Reliability depends not only on whether a readily
detectable target exists and how effective the exploration method is in
locating it, but also on the extent to which the anomaly is specif.
related to ore and the extent to which it is possible that non-significant
anomalies may confuse the interpretation. Hawkes, 2
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