News from SkyTEM in Africa

Kavango Resources plc, Botswana: SkyTEM makes a huge difference

Chief Geologist Mike Moles from Kavango Resources states:

In the past, the main problem with the lower frequency surveys was noise. This was mostly due to the vibrations caused by the helicopter, and particularly that associated with wind-shear. After the disappointing depth penetration of the VTEM system, we learnt that the Danish company SkyTEM were claiming to have solved the noise issues with a 12.5 Hz frequency system. Further enquiries and endorsements by companies that had used the system convinced Kavango to see if this new system would be available for our Phase 2 survey.

 The added depth penetration of the SkyTEM system has made a huge difference to what we can “see” below the surface. It is like being able to see the whole body rather than just the top of its head.”

Read the entire Q&A article in Value The Markets here.

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A SkyTEM312 HP survey to begin for Kavango Resources in Botswana

The survey will be flown with SkyTEM’s innovative new generation 312 HP (High Power) technology for deep exploration. This High Power system, with a peak moment up to 1,000,000 NIA, is optimized to provide an exceptional depth of investigation due to the high moment (HM) mode with high current and low base frequency of 12.5 Hz. This system has only been on the market since 2017 and therefore, represents a major advance in AEM systems.

Michael Foster, Chief Executive Officer of Kavango, commented:

“We are pleased to be able to announce the start of Phase 2 of the AEM Survey. SkyTEM’s new High Power system will allow us to investigate the potential for Cu-Ni-PGE rich sulphide orebodies at much deeper levels and with greater resolution than older systems”.

Watch the video on YouTube and read the news release published by Kavango Resources here.

SkyTEM airborne EM survey completed for Orion Minerals

A 148 km2 high-power SkyTEM airborne EM survey completed on the near-mine target area at Orion Minerals Prieska Zinc-Copper Project

The survey was flown with the highly innovative SkyTEM312 HP (high-power) technology for deep target imaging. This high-power system, with a peak moment up to 1,000,000 NIA, is optimised to provide exceptional depth of investigation, due to the high moment mode with high current and low base frequency of 12.5 Hz.

Read the entire press release from Orion Minerals (pp 5-6) published on 16 January 2019 here.

Preliminary results of the SkyTEM survey showing CH30Z response and location of known deposits

 

 

SkyTEM Africa seminar

The recent SkyTEM Africa Seminar, hosted by our Regional Sales Manager, Christina Hutchinson, was once again thé event to attend. This took place at The Pivot Conference Centre, Southern Sun Montecasino Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa on September 13, 2018.

The agenda: a presentation on a truly innovative new generation SkyTEM312 high power electromagnetic system launched in 2017 and a case study from the Areachap belt in South Africa presented by SkyTEM’s CEO, Dr Flemming Effersø, followed by a presentation titled “SkyTEM – Burning the candle at both ends” presented by SkyTEM’s guest speaker, Mr Cas Lotter, Managing Director at Spectral Geophysics.

Namibia Critical Metals identifies multiple targets from SkyTEM EM Survey

Namibia Critical Metals has issued a press release regarding the identification of multiple targets from SkyTEM EM survey over Kunene Cobalt-Copper Project.

  • SkyTEM airborne electromagnetic and magnetic survey covering 4,200 line kilometers has been completed.
  • Preliminary data shows prolific number of conductors in a variety of geological settings.
  • Priority target areas identified along 20 kilometers of interpreted DOF extension; along 15 kilometers of the Okanihova lineament; and as isolated targets at Okanihova East and Olulilwa Southwest.
  • Evalution of statebound vanadium target with coincident EM.
  • First phase drill program will comprise 2,000 m diamond and 2,000 m reverse circulation drilling.

Kunene Co-Cu project area showing SkyTEM airborne survey area (white dash) and preliminary EM conductor picks for 5-10 channel and > 10 channels responses. Responses for < 5 channels not shown. Channel responses are provided in picovolts/meter. Background images is total magnetic intensity from the Namibian Geological Survey database combined with satellite surface topography.

Read the entire press release from Namibia Critical Metals here.

 

 

SkyTEM survey for Ni-Cu sulphide anomalies for Orion Minerals in South Africa

Orion Minerals in South Africa announces the commencement of regional exploration in the Areachap Belt, Northern Cape, South Africa.

  • 19 SkyTEM anomalies selected for initial follow-up
  • 17 anomalies coinciding with a paleo-seafloor setting selected to be tested as volcanogenic massive sulphide targets
  • 2 anomalies are associated with known Ni-Cu sulphide mineralisation. Regional target generation is ongoing, evaluating the remaining SkyTEM data over the Jacomynspan Complex
  • Geological mapping and ground EM surveys to define drill targets on the SkyTEM anomalies commenced mid-May 2018

Orion’s Managing Director and CEO, Errol Smart, commented:

“Given the significant number of new anomalies generated by Orion’s initial helicopter-borne Electro Magnetic (SkyTEM) survey over our regional landholdings in the highly-prospective yet underexplored Areachap Belt, in our view, the use of modern exploration tools has significantly enhanced the probability of exploration success. We look forward to drill testing multiple targets in coming months with the first drill holes scheduled to commence during June 2018.”

Map showing the SkyTEM anomalies currently selected for follow-up on exploration work. Courtesy of Orion Minerals.

Read the entire press release from Orion Minerals here.

SkyTEM survey for Namibia Rare Earths Inc.

Kunene Co-Cu Project Area showing planned airborne surey area and geochemical anomalies for re-analysed soil samples from closed spaced sampling grid

Namibia Rare Earths Inc. has announced in a press release that it has contracted SkyTEM Surveys ApS to carry out a detailed airborne electromagnetic (EM) and magnetic survey covering all the previously identified cobalt targets on its Kunene Cobalt-Copper Project in Northern Namibia. The survey will cover over 600 km2 and comprises 3,700 line kilometers to be flown with a helicopter-borne time-domain electromagnetic system at a flight line spacing of 200 m. The objectives of the survey are to detect conductive horizons and sulphide accumulations associated with cobalt-copper mineralization to depths of 300-400 meters, and to assist with geological mapping and structural interpretations.

The powerful SkyTEM312 system is currently being mobilized from Denmark, and the survey is scheduled to be completed by June 30. It will be installed on an Astar 350 B3 helicopter operated by Savannah Helicopters, who is an experienced provider of airborne geophysical services.

Don Burton, President of Namibia Rare Earths Inc., stated: “Our SkyTEM survey will be the first airborne EM survey over this prospective area. Sediment-hosted cobalt-copper deposits should respond well to electromagnetic methods. Based on what the surface geochemistry is showing us, the SkyTEM survey will undoubtedly deliver multiple targets for the budgeted drilling campaign.”

Read the entire press release from Namibia Rare Earths Inc. here.

SkyTEM312 HP airborne geophysical EM survey completed for Orion Minerals in South Africa

Airborne EM Survey for Orion Minerals, South Africa

SkyTEM has commenced an EM survey for Orion Minerals over the Masiqhame and Disawell Prospecting Rights for Orion Minerals.

  • A 962 km2 high power SkyTEM airborne EM survey commenced late November 2017
  • Four primary and eleven secondary priority targets already identified
  • The are being surveyed covers a stratigraphic horizon with 98 km combined strike of highly prospective paleo se3afloor know to host Zn-Cu VMS occurrences

Click here to read the entire press release with the positive intial results from Orion Minerals; positive-initial-results-received-from-airborne-em-survey-2

 

SkyTEM312 HP survey set to commence for Orion Minerals in South Africa

SkyTEM Survey in South Africa for Orion Minerals

The SkyTEM technology during survey operation (not on Orion projects)

Orion has contracted SkyTEM, a leading airborne electromagnetic (AEM) survey company headquartered in Denmark which offers state-of-the-art helicopter borne transient electromagnetic (TEM) and magnetic acquisition system, to fly an extensive (6,025 line km) TEM survey covering large portions of the Company’s Masiqhame and Disawell JV Project areas located in the Northern Cape.

The helicopter TEM survey will be flown with the highly innovative – SkyTEM312 high power technology for deep target imaging. This high power system, with a peak moment up to 1,000,000 NIA, is optimised to provide an exceptional depth of investigation due to the high moment mode with high current and low base frequency of 12.5 Hz. This breakthrough technology is aerodynamically superior to any TEM system on the market and as such, the data collected from the survey will contribute to the Company’s exploration success. The survey is scheduled to commence on 26 November 2017.

Read Orion Minerals’ entire press release here: https://orionminerals.com.au/download/6/regulatory-news-2017/777/orion-initiates-regional-exploration-on-areachap-belt.pdf

Read more about SkyTEM312 HP here: SkyTEM312 HP