Date: Tuesday, September 19 @ 4:30 Venue: To be announced, most likely at the GSC, Booth St, Ottawa. Speaker: Nadine Veillette, Abitibi Géophysique
Title: "Advancements in BHEM identifies drill target over 600m off-hole"
As the commodity cycle heats up, mining companies broaden their exploration areas into more difficult environments. Generally, this means investigating deeper in established mining camps where infrastructure is established, exploring in more remote regions, or under deeper overburden and performing rapid reconnaissance surveys. Abitibi Geophysics understands its client’s demands for improved technology to overcome these challenges and for this reason has adopted innovation as a fundamental business practice, through all phases of the cycle.
Electromagnetic prospecting was introduced after World War II and became a popular technique as innovations improved its detection capabilities. In particular, depth of exploration was one of the main exploration challenges. Abitibi Geophysics is focused on ground and borehole time-domain electromagnetics, constantly seeking innovations to improve depth of exploration. This presentation will review the most recent enhancements to the InfiniTEM® loop configuration which makes it possible to detect a conductor more than 600 meters off-hole at a 1,000 meter depth. Investigation of this target is underway by SOQUEM in the Matagami region of Quebec, Canada.