Eskay Mining Discovers Two New Large VMS Systems at its consolidated Eskay Project. The exploration has discovered two new potentially large volcanogenic massive sulphide (“VMS”) systems on its Consolidated Eskay precious metal project in the Golden Triangle, British Columbia, Canada.
Drilling over the next few weeks will target SkyTEM anomalies suspected to be new occurences and extensions of sulphide mineralization promixal to these targets.
The California Department of Water Resources has selected a team of consultants led by Ramboll to conduct airborne electromagnetic surveys in California’s high- and medium-priority groundwater basins. The surveys will provide a standardized statewide dataset which will improve understanding of large-scale aquifer structures and support implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.
Groundwater is a critical source of water for both California farms and communities. The State of California enacted the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act which requires local agencies in high- and medium-priority groundwater basins to develop and implement groundwater sustainability plans.
To assist local agencies as they develop these plans, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) will conduct airborne electromagnetic (AEM) surveys in California’s high- and medium-priority groundwater basins. The project will generate coarse-grid subsurface maps that provide framework information about large-scale aquifer structure. The AEM data supports the development or refinement of hydrogeologic conceptual models as well as helps to identify possible areas for recharging groundwater.
“Statewide AEM surveys will further DWR’s technical assistance services supporting local communities as they work to manage their groundwater supply to ensure its reliability,” said Steven Springhorn, acting DWR deputy director of statewide groundwater management.
“AEM data will give locals a better understanding of their groundwater basins and will provide a dataset that supports the overall implementation of SGMA and groundwater sustainability agencies’ development of groundwater sustainability plans.”
Taking an MRI of the ground’s subsurface During an AEM survey, a helicopter tows electronic equipment that transmits radio waves to the ground and measures the response that returns. The process has been compared to taking an MRI of the ground’s subsurface, and the data collected is used to create continuous images that are interpreted for underground geology to a depth of about 1,000 feet.
The surveys are funded by voter-approved Proposition 68, Senate Bill 5, and the General Fund. The AEM project is expected to start this summer and DWR will hold a public webinar in advance to launch the project.
Local team with global knowledge
DWR has selected Ramboll, a consulting engineering group, to lead the team conducting the surveys and interpretating the data. Along with Ramboll, the team consists of GEI, a consulting engineering and environmental firm with five locations in California, and SkyTEM which will provide the AEM field survey.
“We are proud to support the implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act by providing high-quality data. With proven technology and solid experience from similar projects, we look forward to the exciting collaboration with DWR, the groundwater sustainability agencies as well as the people in California,” says Jeff Rogers, Director, Ramboll Water in the US.
The helicopter services needed for the AEM Survey are provided by Sinton Helicopters, located in in Paso Robles, California, and Aarhus University from Denmark will provide specialized academic expertise.
Ramboll and SkyTEM have previously conducted similar surveys in California as well as in other countries including Denmark, where the technology has been used to create detailed mapping of the country’s groundwater resources.
Denmark and California are sharing knowledge through the Danish Water Technology Alliance (WTA) where Ramboll and SkyTEM are participating. The 9th of March, Denmark and California took the next joint step on the way toward a more resilient, sustainable, and efficient water sector by signing a new Memorandum of Understanding.
“It is a great pleasure to hear that Danish expertise and technology will be a part of the Californian efforts related to sustainable groundwater management. In times of transition, international partnerships and knowledge sharing are essential. Therefore, we are very excited to be strengthening our collaboration with California and taking a joint step towards a climate-friendly water sector through the MoU we recently signed,” says Lone Dencker Wisborg, Ambassador of Denmark to the US.
For more information, visit DWR’s statewide AEM surveys project webpage.
For further information please contact:
Mandy Long, General Manager, SkyTEM North America, tel. +1 647 625 1311, email , or
Flemming Effersø, CEO SkyTEM Group, tel. +45 2510 8261, email
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SkyTEM is seeking an eager-to-travel field worker to operate equipment conducting geophysical surveys of the subsurface from a helicopter platform. The projects are mainly taking place in the Americas, but also possibly worldwide. Work is typically in-field, project based for a number of weeks at a time, with time in the workshop or on leave when not engaged in the field. SkyTEM has worked on all seven continents, so the work conditions in the field vary.
There is no specific educational background requirement, but the candidate must have excellent technical knowledge. Preference to people with electronics, geophysics, or geoscience field background. The employee will undergo internal training to acquire the specific technical skills to do the job, which include being able to:
Undertake logistical reconnaissance and selection of landing locations in the field
Communicating instructions to the helicopter pilot regarding survey parameters
Assembling the SkyTEM system and operating the instruments correctly as per training and standard operating procedures
Undertake testing and accurately recording results prior to data collection
Master the operation of the SkyTEM system and troubleshoot faults according to instruction manuals or in direct contact with a remote technician
Undertake field quality control of collected data in proprietary software
Understand, adhere to and implement SkyTEM’s HSE system
Have strong IT competencies at a level above an ordinary PC user.
As a minimum the employee must master English in writing and speaking at an average level – other languages such as French, Spanish or Portuguese will be an advantage
Be well-organised and service-oriented
Have interpersonal skills and a constructive and proactive approach to troubleshooting
Be able to work under relatively harsh conditions and in isolated areas
Be physically fit and be able to pass a pre-employment medical
Have a valid driver’s license
Have a valid passport and be willing to travel
Have first aid / CPR course and no criminal record
Dual Canadian / USA citizenship is an advantage
Conduct yourself in a manner which enhances the reputation of SkyTEM and yourself
Conduct and manage surveys in the field according to procedures and schedule
Update job specific HSE plans, risk assessments and other security-related procedures
Daily reporting to Project and Field Manager regarding progress and data quality
Coordinate and cooperate with external partners, including helicopter pilot, local authorities, landowners and client representatives
Participate in debriefing, safety and other meetings at the headquarters
Key Performance Indicators
Operate with no incidents
Operate with no LTIs
Identification and elimination of hazards in the workplace
Actively work to improve safety performance.
Obey all lawful instructions
Productive interaction, contributions and co-operation as a member of specific project teams and geophysics teams.
Please send your resume to . We thank all applicants for their interest however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Mandy Lynn Long
Manager Sales and Marketing, SkyTEM Canada Inc.
Phone: 647 625 1311
SkyTEM survey in Canada
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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
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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.
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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.
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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:
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.
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