Currently Subterrane is investigating the link between Earth's shallow and deep structure, the processes that link plate tectonics with plume theory, and how these practically apply to resources exploration and mitigating risk in developing regional infrastructure. Subterrane has developed Sigmoid Tectonics (TM), a process to measure the Earth's present interior structure, from crust to core.

Early research article. Subterrane's white paper on earthquake studies. New: a journey from surface to mantle


In principle, all measurements of geophysical surveys require some means of property contrast for a residual anomaly to help us understand the subsurface. Just as in geological mapping, we need outcrops, drill core and trenches to help us understand the subsurface. In all forms of investigation there is ambiguity. Synthesizing observations reduces this ambiguity.


Subsurface geological terranes are inferred by geological observation and geophysical measurement.  These observations and measurements vary by scale and depth, but are always limited by the measured geophysical wavelength. Subterrane utilizes research and technology to make factual correlations to improve interpretations.

local to regional terranes

subsurface exploration

about Subterrane

Integrating old ideas and new technology to achieve exploration success. Synthesizing geological interpretation at macro to micro-scale. Utilizing  geophysical  methods combined with geological and geochemical integration. Research driven,  technology adoption, and harnessing advances in measured data precision.


As the world’s resources have become discovered at the surface, the need for exploration drives investigation by geophysical survey methods and technology deeper beneath the Earth's terrain. We need to find subcropping prospects with resolution gains in satellite, airborne, ground and marine technology, tied to surface observations and subsurface inference.