Abstract

The Pine Creek airborne electromagnetic (AEM) survey is the largest undertaken in the Northern Territory to date, covering an area of 74&nbsp;000km<sup>2</sup> (roughly the size of Tasmania). Funded by the Australian Government's Onshore Energy Security Program at Geoscience Australia the survey was flown over the Pine Creek Orogen and parts of the McArthur, Victoria River and Daly Basins in the Northern Territory during 2008 and 2009 to enhance exploration for uranium and other mineral systems. Flight lines spaced at 1666m and 5000m were flown over several uranium deposits, including Whites, Dyson, Ranger and Nabarlek, as well as uranium prospects, including Thunderball. The Pine Creek survey comprises three areas: Kombolgie, east of Kakadu National Park; Woolner Granite, near Darwin; and Rum Jungle west of Kakadu National Park. The TEMPEST fixed wing AEM system was used to acquire data in the Woolner Granite and Rum Jungle survey areas. The TEMPEST survey data were publicly released by Geoscience Australia in July and September 2009, respectively. The VTEM helicopter AEM system was used in the Kombolgie survey area and those data were publicly released by Geoscience Australia in December 2009. Nine companies contributed financially to fly detailed areas within the Geoscience Australia funded lines at closer line spacings. Many more industry partners provided important drill hole information, historical EM datasets and access to cased holes for essential conductivity logging. All company infill AEM data will be released to the public domain in December 2010.
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2010

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