SkyTEM survey completed for Dundas Minerals in Australia

Dundas Minerals has completed its SkyTEM airborne electromagnetic survey over the entire 1,106 sq project area in the Southern Albany-Fraser Orogen of Western Austarlia. The company is exploring for nickel-copper-platinum group elements with three target areas having now been chosen for immediate in-fill gravity surveys.

Eskay Mining discovery following SkyTEM Survey

Eskay Mining Discovers Two New Large VMS Systems at its consolidated Eskay Project. The exploration has discovered two new potentially large volcanogenic massive sulphide (“VMS”) systems on its Consolidated Eskay precious metal project in the Golden Triangle, British Columbia, Canada.

Drilling over the next few weeks will target SkyTEM anomalies suspected to be new occurences and extensions of sulphide mineralization promixal to these targets.

Read Eskay Mining’s entire news release here.

SkyTEM survey at Okiep Copper Project for Orion Minerals

Orion Minerals Limited is pleased to announce that the Okiep District SkyTEM helicopter borne geophysical survey has commenced. Importantly, the SkyTEM survey includes the Okiep Copper Project area, located 570km north of Cape Town in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, which is currently under option to Orion.

Okiep Copper Project
The combined Council for Geosciences (CGS) and Orion field teams have confirmed that the recently announced SkyTEM survey has commenced. The regional survey will cover an area of approximately 1,827 km2, with approximately 1,073 line kms flown at 1km line spacing. Orion’s focussed exploration area of approximately 857km2 will have 6,157 line kms flown at 150m line spacing.

SkyTEM data contributes towards the first geological map in an Aboriginal language

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“The Department for Energy and Mining (DEM) [of South Australia] is proud to publish a geological map in an Aboriginal language for the first time.

The recently released palaeovalley map of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, South Australia, has been translated into Pitjantjatjara by the Iwiri Aboriginal Corporation. This broadscale map serves as a guide for more detailed future hydrogeological investigation to unlock additional groundwater resources.”

“The translated map aligns with DEM’s commitment to ensure Aboriginal people can participate fully in the energy and mining sectors, and to support their communities’ aspirations for a positive future.”

Read the entire article here.

For technical details of the original project that shows how SkyTEM and other AEM integrated into the overall groundwater development plan for the region, please read the following articles:


District Metals Corp. reports results from SkyTEM survey in Sweden

District Metals Corp has reported additional results from the final airborne electromagnetic and magnetic data that covers the entire 5,133 hectare Tomtebo Proporty located in the Bergslagen Mining Districs in south-central Sweden. A detailed heliborne SkyTEM survey comprising approximately 600 line-km was flows in July 2020.

Garrett Ainsworth, CEO of District, commented: ” We are very pleased with the SkyTEM results, and the application of this modern exploration method has undoubtably proven to be very successful. The recently flown survey has identified numerous conductive and magnetic high anomalies that showcases the exceptional potential to make polymetallic discoveries across the Tomtebo Property”

Read the entire press release on District’s website here.



Smart Exploration – new ways of exploring subsurface

Smart Exploration is an ambitious project, funded under the EU’s Horizon2020 Research and Innovation Programme, responding to call for “New solutions for sustainable production of raw materials – New sensitive exploration technologies”. The project’s main objective is “developing cost-effective, environmentally-friendly geophysical solutions for mineral exploration”.
Partners from 27 organisations, including SkyTEM, and 9 EU countries with different specialisations are gathered to improve exploration technologies and smooth transition towards decarbonisation.

Read the article from First Break here.

Stuhini Commences Airborne Geophysical Surveys at its Que and Ruby Creek Projects

VANCOUVER, May 25, 2020 /CNW/ – Stuhini Exploration Ltd. (the “Company” or “Stuhini”) (TSX-V: STU) is pleased to report that it has commenced a Skytem airborne geophysical survey on selected portions of its 4,243 hectare Que Project in the Yukon Territory. Once this survey is complete, weather permitting, the company plans to mobilize the SkyTEM crew to its nearby 26,735 hectare Ruby Creek project in Atlin BC to conduct the same survey on selected portions of the Ruby Creek tenures.

Dave O’Brien, President & CEO commented: “Planning this year’s exploration program, with the pandemic and it’s ramifications, has obviously been a dynamic process with extraordinary unforeseen logistical considerations as first and foremost is always the health, safety and well-being of our exploration teams and the communities in which we will reside while conducting exploration. Stuhini would like to thank the SkyTEM team for their cooperation and flexibility regarding strict Yukon Territory covid protocol thus allowing our planned program to go ahead in light of the pandemic and the challenges it has provided. Their teams have spent 14 days in isolation at Johnsons crossing strictly adhering to mandatory covid protocols before commencing these SkyTEM surveys.”

For the full press release click here or visit the Stuhini website here.


SkyTEM in the Yukon

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.


SkyTEM survey completed for White Rock Minerals

White Rock Minerals Ltd. announces the completion of their airborne electromagnetic SkyTEM survey in Central Alaska on their Red Mountain high-grade zinc and precious metals VMS project.

Read the entire press release from White Rock Minerals here.

SkyTEM survey in Alaska for White Rock Minerals

White Rock Minerals has contracted SkyTEM to conduct a 3,000 line kilometre airborne electromagnetics (AEM) survey commencing mid April. SkyTEM is projected to start within a fortnight, with this work having never been done across the entire project area.

Read the entire press release from White Rock Minerals here.