Minerals Alert April 2007: Special Edition

  1. Airborne EM Survey Program - Paterson Region WA
  2. About Email Alert

1. Airborne EM Survey Program - Paterson Region WA

Geoscience Australia (GA) is implementing a program of airborne geophysical mapping over the Paterson region of Western Australia. The objective of the survey is to improve the understanding of the geology and mineral potential of the survey area.

The area to be covered comprises the Mandora, Yarrie, Nullagine Paterson Range, Balfour Downs, Rudall, Tabletop, Gunanya and Runton 1:250 000 Sheet areas as shown in the diagram below.

Mineral exploration companies with interests in this area are invited to participate in this project by contributing towards the additional costs of surveying. Contributions can be towards extending the current survey area and/or in-fill flying the current survey area in areas of particular exploration interest.

Location map of proposed AEM survey of Paterson regionThe extent of any additional coverage on adjoining sheets and the areas of in-fill flying will depend on client interest. Subscribers will be informed of the cost of their data requirements before any additional work is commenced.

The coverage of this area is being obtained as part of the Onshore Energy Security Initiative funding package for GA by the Australian Government and as such these data will be publicly available on completion of the survey. Data acquired under company subscription will be subject to a moratorium to the subscribing companies prior to public release. The period of moratorium will be agreed between GA and the successful subscriber prior to the commencement of any additional work.

From the subscriptions received GA will select areas for in-fill/extension flying of the current survey area that complement the objective of the survey.

Expressions of interest should be submitted by Friday 27th April 2007 and should include a map of the desired infill/extension area and survey specifications.

Enquiries and expressions of interest (free of obligation) should be directed to:

Murray Richardson/Alan Whitaker
Onshore Energy & Minerals Division
Continental Geophysics Project
Telephone: (02) 6249 9229/(02) 6249 9702
Facsimile: (02) 6249 9913
E-mail: murray.richardson@ga.gov.au/alan.whitaker@ga.gov.au

2. About Email Alert

For more information contact Mike Huleatt on +61 2 6249 9087 or email mike.huleatt@ga.gov.au.

To view past editions of Geoscience Australia's Minerals Alert, visit the Minerals Alert Newsletter Archive.

Topic contact: media@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013