Mines and Money London

Mines and Money London

25-27 November 2019

Business Design Centre, London, UK

VMS and Ni-Cu case study Orion Minerals

This case study illustrates the use of an exploration method that leverages modern exploration techniques for deep-seated VMS
and Ni-Cu deposits in a 978 km2 survey area in the highly prospective Areachap Belt, South Africa.

The exploration method comprises the use of a high power helicopter TEM (“HTEM”) system, a large fixed loop TEM
(“FLTEM”) ground system and drilling that are employed in a staged process to keep down risks and costs and more
importantly to optimize the chances of discovering viable economic mineral resources.

Based on the HTEM survey 19 high priority VMS targets were detected for ground follow up with FLTEM. The FLTEM data
confirmed all of these targets, and 2D plate modelling refined the parameter for optimal drilling of the targets. The first result
of the drilling campaign led to the discovery of a significant Ni-Cu deposit.

The prospect of this case study is that the employed method may be useful for certain types of mineral exploration. Provided
that the electrical conductivity contrast between the mineralisation and the host rock is sufficient then the use of
HTEM and FLTEM is a viable choice. The staged exploration process ensures that potential resources are detected and that risks and costs at each step are kept down.

Download the case study that was presented at SAGA 2019 here.

Xplor 2019

Xplor 2019

23-24 October 2019

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Mineral Resources Review

Mineral Resources Review

6 – 9 November 2019

St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada



20-23 January 2020

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Visit SkyTEM at booth #1411


Announcement: New Sales Manager South America

SkyTEM CEO, Dr. Flemming Efferso, is pleased to announce that Dr. Silvia Lombardo, Geologist M. Sc., Geophysicist Ph.D., has joined the SkyTEM Global Sales team effective today. Silvia will assume joint responsibilities as Regional Sales and Marketing Manager for South America.

Dr. Lombardo brings 26 years of experience in business development, project management, data processing/interpretation and many applications of ground and airborne geophysics in South America for mining and oil exploration as well as for groundwater and environmental issues.

Silvia is based in Santiago, Chile, and will help develop and support new Business opportunities with our clients and Governments throughout South America. Please join me in welcoming Silvia to SkyTEM.


Contact details:

Email: slo@skytem.com
Cell: +56-9-9871-3609

PDAC 2020

PDAC 2020

1-4 March 2020

Toronto, ON, Canada

Visit SkyTEM at booth #911

SkyTEM312 HP Whitepaper


The SkyTEM312 HP helicopter TEM system is engineered specifically for deep resource exploration and was introduced in 2017. Since the launch, the system has been used routinely for mineral exploration with great success. In part, this success can be attributed to its capability of offering 32 ms off-time data facilitated by employing a 12.5 Hz base frequency. Recently, B-field measurements have been added as a feature to further improve target characterization.

Download the whitepaper here.

Thanks a million!

SkyTEM staff present a Certificate of Appreciation to their client SLN in New Caledonia as SkyTEM reached 1,000,000 kilometres of airborne geophysical data collected and delivered. Left to right are: Solvej Plenge Trautner (Project Manager SkyTEM), Pierre Pecheur (Pilot), Anne Raingeard (BRGM), Gwladys Lansun (SLN), Mohamed Kadar (SLN), David Nauss (Field Manager Devbrio/SkyTEM) and James Ball (Field Manager SkyTEM)