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.

USGS to map groundwater in Arizona with SkyTEM

Residents and visitors of the Grand Canyon West and Truxton/Peach Springs areas may see a low-flying helicopter towing a large hoop hanging from a cable starting on or around March 10, 2018, and lasting approximately one to two weeks. The low-flying helicopter will collect and record geophysical measurements for scientific research conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Read the entire article and see maps at USGS’ website: https://www.usgs.gov/news/media-advisory-low-flying-helicopter-survey-groundwater-near-grand-canyon-west-and-peach

Photo by USGS

 

SkyTEM groundwater survey for the USGS near Grand Canyon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is studying the groundwater resources of the western Hualapai Reservation and Truxton Basin in northwest Arizona.  The study area is adjacent to the Grand Canyon, where surveying will occur above the south canyon rim on the tablelands of the Hualapai Plateau and in the Truxton Basin near Peach Springs.  The airborne geophysical data, to be acquired by SkyTEM Surveys, are intended for rigorous inversion and will be used to develop a detailed hydrostratigraphic framework to support USGS groundwater modeling efforts and local water-resource management in this arid desert region.

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 launches two new revolutionary helicopter TEM systems

Light-weight carbon fiber frame

SkyTEM continues to deliver new technological advancements to the airborne EM industry with a combination of superior survey economics and exceptional exploration capabilities. The systems are designed to minimize costs and maximize results and will assist water agencies, geotechnical engineers and mineral exploration companies face and solve 21st century challenges.

The newly engineered SkyTEM306 HP and SkyTEM312 HP (High Power) systems are mounted on a revolutionary rigid and lightweight carbon fiber frame.

Learn more about the new break-through technologies here:

The new systems are specifically designed to:

  • Reduce exploration costs by combining fast flying (up to 150 km/h) with light-weight frames
  • Provide quick data turnaround so you can make survey decisions in real-time during surveys
  • Explore deeper and at higher elevations
  • Significantly improved signal-to-noise ratio achieved with higher dipole moment light-weight systems
  • Improved characterization of geology and conductors

Please contact SkyTEM for further details about the benefits of the two new revolutionary helicopter TEM system.

SkyTEM – Your partner in airborne geophysics.

Swedish Geological Survey continues to locate groundwater

The Swedish Minister of Trade and Industry, Mikael Damberg, inspected the SkyTEM survey for groundwater this week. The Swedish Geological Survey (SGU) has commissioned the survey, and the Project Manager Peter Dahlqvist expects that the data acquired will correspond to approximately 45,000 drillings and will provide valuable information about where to find new acquifers and hence drinking water.

Previous surveys over Öland and Gotland have proven valuable for finding groundwater that has become a scarce commodity in parts of Sweden.

Read more in the article in Metro (in Swedish) here: https://www.metro.se/artikel/jakten-p%C3%A5-grundvatten-g%C3%B6rs-fr%C3%A5n-luften-xt