News from Time Domain Electromagnetic and SkyTEM North America

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

 

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

 

 

 

Water survey in California

California is suffering from drought and lack of drinking water. That is the reason why the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the California Water Resources Control Board, has contracted SkyTEM to conduct an electromagnetic geophysical survey of the subsurface in Southern San Joaquin Valley. The purpose of the survey is to protect all waters and monitor the groundwater that has the potential to be a source of drinking water and to characterize and monitor risk zones.

The survey is scheduled to start end September.

Read further in the press release from the USGS here.

SkyTEM survey