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

SkyTEM mapping groundwater in Surat, India

SkyTEM is currently mapping aquifers for the Surat Municipal Corporation with the help of the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI). The aquifer mapping survey is carried out over river Tapi and will provide knowledge of the exact location of aquifer, its size, quantum of water it can store, recharge points and French Well.

Read more about the groundwater mapping in Times of India: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/surat/surat-first-to-undertake-aquifer-mapping-study/articleshow/61028417.cms

SkyTEM Africa Seminar

The recent SkyTEM Africa Seminar, was once again a huge success, hosted by our SkyTEM Africa Regional Sales Manager, Christina Hutchinson, whose mandate is new business development, developing new and maintaining existing long-term business relations.

The event was held at The Pivot Conference Centre, Southern Sun Montecasino Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa on May 18, 2017.

The agenda comprised a presentation on the launch of SkyTEM’s new generation of time-domain electromagnetic (EM) systems presented by SkyTEM’s CEO, Dr Flemming Effersø. Proceeding, a presentation on a few SkyTEM case studies applicable to Mine Planning and Exploration presented by SkyTEM’s guest speaker, Mr Gavin Selfe, Consulting Geophysicist at GRS Consulting, followed by a networking opportunity with invited guests and SkyTEM’s strategic partner, Savannah Helicopters.

SkyTEM Africa semianr