Rafaella Resources Limited has contracted Geotech Limited to conduct a helicopter-borne survey over the recently acquired Midrim and Laforce claims in the Belleterre-Angliers Greenstone Belt in Quebec, Canada. The survey is anticipated to commence early next month and, subject to weather conditions, should take two weeks to complete.
Rafaella states that the Versatile Time-Domain Electromagnetic (VTEM™ Max) combined with Groundfloor EM is excellent for locating discrete conductive anomalies as well as mapping lateral and vertical variations in resistivity.
The VTEM™ Max provides the industry’s highest signal/noise ratio and spatial resolution of conductors, offering excellent depth of penetration and high resolution.
Full waveform recording is employed to achieve clean early-time measurements to effectively resolve near surface structures.
It has a high-sensitivity cesium magnetometer for mapping geologic structure and lithology and a cesium magnetometer base station for diurnal correction.
According to Rafaella, the Radar altimeter has an accuracy of roughly one metre and a real-time (WAAS) GPS Navigation System provides an in-flight accuracy up to 1.5 metres.
Data processing and mapping will be conducted by experienced geophysicists, using advanced computer technology and state-of-the-art software.
Moreover, Geotech will work with Platform Geoscience to allow an integrated approach to airborne and ground methodology that will enhance its ability to rank conductors by utilising low noise ground sensors strategically positioned during the airborne survey to allow for the collection of very low-frequency EM data – Groundfloor EM method.
The proposed survey is 766 line-kilometres over the two survey blocks.
Managing Director of Rafaella, Steven Turner, said Rafaella Resources is extremely pleased to commence the next stage of work on the highly prospective nickel-copper assets in Canada.
“It is intended to acquire drill-ready targets that will materially enhance the projects as they progress to the next phase of development,” he said.