Pine Creek AEM survey interpretation report released

04 November 2011


Report on the airborne electromagnetic survey in the Pine Creek region of the Northern Territory.

Report on the airborne
electromagnetic survey
in the Pine Creek region
of the Northern Territory.
© Geoscience Australia

A report on the interpretation of an airborne electromagnetic (AEM) survey in the highly prospective Pine Creek mineral province in the Northern Territory is expected to provide a major boost for explorers in the region.

The survey, which was part of Geoscience Australia's Onshore Energy Security Program, was designed to deliver reliable, pre-competitive AEM data to promote exploration for uranium, copper, gold, nickel, tin and base metals in both brownfield and greenfield regions.

Flown over the Pine Creek Orogen and parts of the McArthur Basin, Victoria River Basin and Daly Basin, the survey covered areas which host several known uranium deposits, including Ranger, Rum Jungle and Nabarlek.

Interpretation of the AEM data, combined with drill-hole data, has demonstrated that a regional-scale 3D model of basin architecture can be developed to provide pre-competitive data which will help to lower the level of exploration risk.

The report on the survey interpretation is available as a free download.

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