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 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.

Airborne geophysical survey of Yellowstone National Park

Subsurface survey helicopter over Basin Bay

Photo by Yellowstone National Park

The United States Geological Survey (USGS), University of Wyoming and Aarhus University in Denmark are applying the SkyTEM method to collect data over portions of Yellowstone National Park.  The objectives of the airborne survey are to map lithological variations and structural controls on groundwater flow within the Park to delineate zones of cold fresh water, hot saline water, steam, clay and unaltered rock to gain a better understanding of Yellowstone’s myriad hydrothermal systems.  The high quality data collected by the SkyTEM312 time-domain electromagnetic system data are intended for rigorous inversion and interpretation of the 3-D hydrogeologic conditions of the subsurface and will provide the first subsurface view of Yellowstone’s hydrothermal systems, tracking the geophysical signatures of geysers, hot springs, mud pots, steam vents and hydrothermal explosion craters to depths in excess of 1,000 feet.

The engineering built into SkyTEM technology is centered on the ability to deliver airborne data comparable to data collected by calibrated ground geophysical instruments.  SkyTEM has carried out several surveys for the USGS in California, Montana, Nebraska, Colorado, Washington and Alaska.  Over the last decade SkyTEM has completed many groundwater projects for governments, scientific organizations and private industry world-wide.

Read more about airborne geophysics.

More photos and video available from News Media.

Geophysical survey to uncover Yellowstone’s subsurface mysteries

The USGS has published a press release on the new study investigating groundwater from the air. Follow the link.

Much more media about the project:

Wyoming Public Media: Scientists Use Electromagnetic Technology To Examine What Lies Beneath Yellowstone

Winona Daily News: Researchers seek to find Old Faithful’s underground plumbing

KTVH: Yellowstone beneath the surface

 

 

 

304 to Yuma. SkyTEM technology maps groundwater in Arizona

SkyTEM survey USAThe SkyTEM304 airborne geophysical system will soon be mapping groundwater resources in Arizona.  The Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), Yuma, Arizona, manages groundwater commitments to critical water districts that use the Colorado River, Gila River, and Yuma area groundwater resources for irrigation and other agricultural activities. The Yuma Area is one of the most heavily-farmed areas in the United States and agriculture here accounts for an annual gross economic return of $3.2 billion. Crops are grown year-round and miles of water delivery infrastructure ensures the agricultural industry is successful. In order to better meet Arizona’s water commitments today and sustainably in the future the BOR is using the SkyTEM airborne geophysical method to characterization groundwater resources in the greater Yuma area.

Data from SkyTEM systems are used as input by scientific organizations and governments worldwide to help them better understand and manage groundwater resources. The team assembled for this project consists of Southern Helicopters, XRIBlue, AlliedGIS and SkyTEM.  XRIBlue, a water exploration and production company has teamed with Allied GIS to process and deliver data that includes detailed geological cross sections and 3D imagery from the very near surface to depths over 350 m. Southern Helicopters, with several years of experience flying SkyTEM systems, will provide the helicopter and pilot. Data acquisition is expected to take place throughout September.

Read the Bureau of Reclamation’s press release below:

 

Bureau of Reclamation

Media Contact: Doug Hendrix (702) 293-8391

For Immediate Release:  August                                                

Bureau of Reclamation begins low-level helicopter research flights over Yuma area

YUMA, Ariz. — Reclamation’s Yuma Area Office (YAO), in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, is announcing an upcoming research project involving low-level helicopter flights in the Yuma area. The helicopter will be towing a large hexagonal frame over the Yuma agricultural production areas and the Colorado River over the next few weeks to survey and capture groundwater imagery. The flights will begin the last week of August and continue for up to 3 weeks.

On August 8, 2016 YAO entered into a contract with SkyTEM to collect real-time airborne electromagnetic geophysical survey flow imagery to determine the amount, location, quality and breadth of groundwater existing in underground channels and aquifers in the area. The instrumentation mounted below the helicopter gathers geologic measurements to learn more about water quality and the extent of aquifers existing below the sub-surface layer.

As part of the research effort, the contract helicopter will fly repetitive survey and grid runs over the Yuma Mesa, Yuma Irrigation District, Gila River, Wellton Mohawk, and along the southerly border with Mexico.

As part of its primary mission, YAO monitors and manages the depth and concentration of groundwater levels in the Yuma area for the use and benefit of water districts who depend on these supplies from the Colorado and Gila Rivers for irrigation, municipal use, or other related purposes. To better meet current and future water use needs in the area, YAO is undertaking a groundwater resource characterization study throughout the greater Yuma vicinity.

In conducting the detailed research, technicians will affix electromagnetic based survey equipment to a hexagon-shaped support apparatus that is towed about 100 feet below the helicopter in a ‘spider web’ array that is designed to map geologic features beneath the earth. The helicopter will be staffed by experienced pilots specially trained for low-level flights using this type of equipment.

Data gathered from the research flights will help YAO better understand and manage groundwater resources, and will include detailed geological cross sections and 3D imagery from the very near surface to depths over 350 meters. Data acquisition is expected to take place throughout September.

Link to press release here.

Also read the article in The Desert Indpendent: Low-Level Helicopter Research Flights Begin Over Yuma Area

ENWRA continues to employ SkyTEM method to map aquifers

SkyTEM is happy to announce that we are again working with Eastern Nebraska Water Resources Assessment (ENWRA) in their multi-year programme to map groundwater resources in the State.  Several Natural Resource Districts (NRDs) have joined together to take advantage of the SkyTEM system and each has planned a mix of survey goals. SkyTEM is a helicopter-borne geophysical system capable of mapping subtle changes in geology from the very near surface to depths over 500 m.

See www.enwra.org for a map of the areas being studies as well as to download ENWRA – Introduction to a Hydrogeological Study for details on ENWRA’s projects and goals and approach to groundwater management.

ENWRA

In 2006 the NRDs determined that careful management of all aquifers, even those not directly connected to surface water, are important because the localized and hydrogeologically-complex nature of many aquifers in eastern Nebraska makes them susceptible to overdevelopment and depletion. The ultimate goal of ENWRA is to develop a three-dimensional geologic framework for all of eastern that can be used to determine location, depth to and volume of aquifers. ENWRA worked with the U.S. Geological Survey to assess geophysical tools for their applicability in mapping buried aquifers under deep layers of glacial till as found in parts of Nebraska. SkyTEM is pleased to have been selected for this year’s projects, and for all the previous years ENWRA has employed our unique technology.

The SkyTEM method, specifically developed to map buried aquifers, is widely accepted globally as the principal technique for mapping water resources. SkyTEM is an innovative and technologically advanced airborne geophysical system capable of mapping the top 500 metres of the Earth in fine detail and in 3 dimensions. It was conceived and engineered in Denmark, a country with a reputation for environmental care and R&D. SkyTEM has helped geological organizations and government water agencies on seven continents unearth a wealth of information about their aquifers and aided in their understanding of how geology and mankind can affect, and be affected by, groundwater resources. The SkyTEM method has mapped water resources on a Galapagos Island, important agricultural areas in the USA, Australia, Africa and India, islands in the Caribbean and Indian Ocean and even Antarctica. Recognized for its ability to quickly and accurately map geology in fine detail, the SkyTEM method is also employed globally for mineral and oil & gas exploration as well as environmental and engineering investigations.

SkyTEM Africa office opening

The SkyTEM Africa office opening and seminar was held at The Pivot, Montecasino Boulevard, Johannesburg, South Africa on 21 April 2016.

SkyTEM Africa

The seminar was hosted by our SkyTEM Africa Regional Sales Manager, Christina Hutchinson, whose mandate is new business development and maintaining long-term business relations by providing leading edge services to the Africa Region.

The agenda was comprised of a presentation on our SkyTEM312FAST system value offering for groundwater and mineral exploration, presented by SkyTEM’s CEO, Dr Flemming Effersø, followed by a networking opportunity with invited guests.

Danish water alliance to help solve California’s water challenges

WTA

To make sure California is able to cope with an unprecedented drought Governor Brown signed what is perhaps the most significant legislative water initiative in California in half a century – the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. 

Over the last two decades Denmark has established itself as a world leader in water technologies.  Last week SkyTEM and  seven other Danish companies met in San Francisco to launch The Water Technology Alliance (WTA) – an initiative to create a collaboration platform between California and Denmark focused on delivering solutions for California’s water challenges.  SkyTEM is looking forward to working with Californian stakeholders and Danish collaboration partners to develop water solutions for the future that can be utilized not only in California but across the globe where, according to the World Economic Forum 2016, water crises is expected to be one of the greatest issues in the coming decade.

SkyTEM survey for groundwater mapping in Botswana

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has published an article about their groundwater mapping project over the Ramotswa Aquifer on the border between South Africa and Botswana.

“This is tremendously useful for us,” said IWMI’s Karen Villholth who leads the initiative. “By digitally mapping the subsurface in this way we can work out where the important aquifers are located, how large and deep they are, how they are delimited by other geologic formations. From this we can determine where it would make sense to further explore the aquifer through traditional means to identify good sites for drilling and managed aquifer recharge.”

3D representation of aquifer

Photo: Preliminary inversions created by XRI, provided by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

The aim of the project is to generate new information about groundwater to facilitate its sustainable management and support water security and resilience for the two countries.

Read the entire article here.