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 Canada expands to deliver exceptional exploration services

Toronto, May 23, 2018

SkyTEM Canada Inc, a global provider of airborne geophysical survey services has expanded their Canadian operations by establishing data processing and operations centres in Ontario and Quebec.

SkyTEM CEO Dr. Flemming Effersø believes the expansion is perfectly aligned with the company’s mission to deliver high-quality subsurface map products from a range of advanced airborne geophysical SkyTEM systems.  “Our continued investments in R&D are paying off and we are experiencing tremendous growth in North America. Our technology is engineered to acquire highly accurate data as deep as any on the market and combined with our aerodynamic fast flying capabilities we deliver great economics.  The mineral exploration sector sees tremendous value in what we have to offer.  We provide great service,” Effersø continued, “and we are proud of our efforts and the growing application of our technology around the world. Since 2010 SkyTEM has established operations in strategic centres around the world and this expansion of our operations, data processing and project management capabilities is welcome news to the Canadian exploration market.”

SkyTEM’s new data processing centre in Toronto is managed by Douglas Garrie, P.Geo. B.Sc.  Doug has over 25 years’ global experience managing mineral exploration projects and data deliverables.  Most recently Doug served as Manager Geophysical Services at CGG (formerly Fugro).  Prior to this role he managed data processing at Aeroquest.

“I could not be more excited about having Doug on the team” said Effersø, “ his knowledge of what the mineral exploration industry needs in combination with his consulting and customer support skills creates value for our customers and their ability to get the most from our data.”

Operations and logistics of SkyTEM Canada will be managed by partners Devbrio Geophysics headquartered in eastern Quebec.  Jean-Christophe Ricard, President of Devbrio, and his team of field managers and technicians have over 10 years of global experience managing airborne survey logistics and operating SkyTEM systems, particularly in North America. Dr. Effersø stated “Efficient field operations are imperative to mitigating standby situations and to delivering extraordinary customer service.  The experience and professionalism of Devbrio staff have played a significant role in the growth of our Canadian operations”

Reg Whitten, President of InterPlan Inc and consultant on a 21,000 line kilometre survey in BC said “…. I can say that SkyTEM maintained excellent communication regarding field logistics. They were responsive to changes in flight planning to recognize First Nation community and traditional-use activities by implementing temporary no-fly zones. They were very cooperative in finding solutions and communicating changes to allow contingency plans to be quickly developed. This resulted in optimal survey coverage and timely data acquisition. “

About SkyTEM Canada

SkyTEM acquires high-quality airborne geophysical data through a range of systems and map deliverables via its proprietary technology. Their services are employed and data acquired globally in the mineral and water exploration, O&G and environmental and engineering sectors for accurate high quality characterization of natural resources and geological conditions.

Contact:

Mandy Lynn Long
Manager Sales and Marketing, SkyTEM Canada Inc.
Phone: 647 625 1311
Email: mlo@skytem.com

SkyTEM Canada in action

SkyTEM survey in Canada

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.

Juggernaut press release on preliminary results of SkyTEM survey

Juggernaut Exploration has released preliminary results of a 759 line-kilometre high-resolution SkyTEM survey on their Empire property, 40 kilometres northeast of Terrace British Columbia. The survey has resulted in the discovery of a geophysically indicated, large buried highly conductive body known as the Big One Anomaly.

Photo by Juggernaut Exploration

Mr. Dan Stuart, Director, President and CEO of Juggernaut states:
“The company and entire geologic team are very excited to have so many untested new mineralized bedrock discoveries that are drill ready on Empire. These discoveries are located in geologic elephant country and have excellent potential of being one drill hole away from a world class discovery. The Empire property is located in a key geologic terrane that certainly will tick the boxes of the Miners, has road access and is in close proximity to excellent infrastructure in Terrace British Columbia. We look forward to the 2018 drilling season with great anticipation.”

Dr. Stefan Kruse. P.Geo, Chief Consulting Geologist stated:
“Results of the geophysical surveys are extremely encouraging. We look forward to unlocking the full potential of the Empire property in 2018 with an inaugural drill program”

Read the entire press release with links to maps and images 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

SkyTEM survey for X-Terra Resources in Quebec

Survey for X-Terra in Quebec

X-Terra Resources has published a news release about the upcoming SkyTEM survey on its Veronneau Property in Quebec. SkyTEM Canada has been engaged to conduct a 1,225 line kilometre airborne survey utilizing the SkyTEM312 TDEM system.

The objective of the airborne survey is to provide a modern geophysical database from which X-Terra Resources will generate numerous exploration targets to be tested by a regional mapping and prospectin program planned for the summer of 2017, followed by diamond drilling in the latter half of 2017, if deemed necessary.

Michael Ferreira, X-Terra Resources President and CEO, commented:

We are very exicted to have SkyTEM complete this high resolution airborne geophysical survey. It will serve as an invaluable tool for X-Terra moving forward, especially where surface exposure is poor. Further it wil provide an excellent database from which to design an effective exploration programe […]

Read the entire news release here.

Update March 2017:

X-Terra Resources also wishes to report that preliminary data from its recently completed airborne geophysical survey has been received. Michel Chapdelaine, a director and member of the technical committee of the Board of Directors of X-Terra Resources commented, “The quality of the survey is impeccable and the first interpretations completed by MB Geosolutions are as well. The precision of the data will enable X-Terra Ressources to precisely target their exploration. In addition, the Veronneau showing is located on a ½ kilometre per 2 kilometres area where the MagEM signature is unique as it is very different compared with the rest of the property. We can see certain electromagnetic conductors seem to recut the principal structural grain”.

Read the entire news release here.

 

SkyTEM survey identifies minerals in Greenland for Alba Mineral Resources

Alba Minerals in Greenland

Alba Mineral Resources has published an RNS on the results of the SkyTEM electromagnetic-magnetic (EM-MAG) geophysical survey conducted in September 2016 on the Amitsoq graphite project in Greenland. The initial interpreted results are highly encouraging and provide numerous target areas for follow-up ground work, geophysics and drilling. These targets include graphite zones and extensions of the former graphite minat Amitsoq, nickel and platinum group metals (PGM) to the north of the former mine, as well as potential gold targets on the mainland to the south of Amitsoq island.

The highlights include the identification of several new faults and numerous anomalies, some associated with potential graphite horizons, as well as two shallow, moderate intensity EM anomalies associated with large ultramafic dyke known to contain magmatic sulphides of nickel, PGMs, gold and silver.

The SkyTEM304 system was selected as it affords greater depth penetration (up to 400 m) when compared to rival systems.

The next phase of exploration will involve further processing of the geophysical data followed by ground verification of targets and the planning of a drilling programme for later this year.

George Frangeskides, Executive Chairman of Alba Mineral Resources, commented:

The initial results from the airborne geophysical survey are very promising. We expected to find anomalies in the vicinity of the historic Amitsoq graphite mine, and this has been confirmed by the survey. What is most exciting is the discovery of numerous linear anomalies running in a general north-easterly direction away from the mine area. These are suggestive of the presence of a highly conductive unit that cancontinue laterally for up to 1300 metres at a time. The identification in particular of 11 conductor axes amounting in aggregate to 5.5 kilometres of strike provides us with significant priority targets for follow up on work.

Read the entire RNS here and the article in Directors Talk Interviews.

SkyTEM mineral survey in Kazakhstan

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SkyTEM has completed two surveys in Pribalkhash, Kazakhstan in search of minerals. The survey was conducted for our partner in Kazakhstan, Aurora Minerals Group, a company specializing in the transfer of new technologies and attraction of investments in the mining and oil and gas industry.

Besides mapping the subsurface in search of gold, the purpose of the survey was to mobilize SkyTEM equipment to the country and to train domestic specialists who are young graduates from Aurora Minerals Group as well as to train local helicopter pilots in the difficult task of sling load. Training was performed by Walter Koopmann who has many years of experience in flying SkyTEM systems.

Journalist Gregory Bedenko watched the surveying and took a large number of gorgeous photos that are posted on Aurora Mineral Group’s website here.

SkyTEM data QC after flying in Kazakhstan

SkyTEM data QC after flying in Kazakhstan