Bell Geospace, a full tensor gravity gradiometry data acquisition company, has announced that they have been awarded a contract to acquire approximately 2396 linear km of airborne survey data over the Kirkland Lake area, Ontario, Canada.
The project is intended to map rock density variations that are associated with changes in geologic structures in support of gold exploration. Flights commenced on 24 September 2015, and subject to weather conditions will be completed shortly. The survey will be conducted using a Basler BT-67, which is a modified DC-3 with turboprop engines and modern instrumentation, flying at low altitude.
Scott Hammond, CEO of Bell Geospace, commented: “We have been staying quite busy with oil and gas surveys over the past few years while mining activity slowed. This survey highlights the high-resolution capability of Full Tensor Gravity Gradiometry surveying which provides great value to our mining clients. We look forward to be being able to deliver the interpreted data within a few weeks”.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock