I have a question about the effect of each level of Comp Op on the chance of finding an RM deposit.

Referring to the formula, and using my stale math skills, it doesn't appear that increasing Comp Op by one has much effect on one's probability.

For example, let's consider someone with a Comp Op 1 searching in Rock terrain with 12 groundhogs (12 sensors). My calculation shows:

Chance = (1 + 12^(1/30+0.05)) * 8

...............(1 + 12^(0.0333+0.05)) * 8

...............(1 + 12^0.08333) * 8

...............(1 + 1.23) * 8

Chance = 17.84%

Jumping to Comp Op of 2 gives

Chance = (1 + 12^(2/30+0.05)) * 8

...............(1 + 12^(0.0667+0.05)) * 8

...............(1 + 12^0.11667) * 8

...............(1 + 1.34) * 8

Chance = 18.69%

Am I interpreting the formula correctly? If so, it doesn't seem to me that there is much incentive to increase the Comp Op skill.

Referring to the formula, and using my stale math skills, it doesn't appear that increasing Comp Op by one has much effect on one's probability.

For example, let's consider someone with a Comp Op 1 searching in Rock terrain with 12 groundhogs (12 sensors). My calculation shows:

Chance = (1 + 12^(1/30+0.05)) * 8

...............(1 + 12^(0.0333+0.05)) * 8

...............(1 + 12^0.08333) * 8

...............(1 + 1.23) * 8

Chance = 17.84%

Jumping to Comp Op of 2 gives

Chance = (1 + 12^(2/30+0.05)) * 8

...............(1 + 12^(0.0667+0.05)) * 8

...............(1 + 12^0.11667) * 8

...............(1 + 1.34) * 8

Chance = 18.69%

Am I interpreting the formula correctly? If so, it doesn't seem to me that there is much incentive to increase the Comp Op skill.