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Geophysical survey management

IP surveying in Georgia

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Specialist image processing

High resolution aeromagnetics, Yalgoo, Western Australia

Surface TEM survey in Brazil

On site geophysical crew training

Surface TEM survey in Brazil
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Niche data acquisition

Surface TEM survey in Greenland
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Online imaging services

Produce professional imagery from gridded data

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Southern Geoscience Consultants (SGC) is a group of highly experienced geophysicists based in Perth, Western Australia, who provide independent, specialised consulting services to the mineral and petroleum exploration industries globally.

Working with all types of geoscientific data, our services include the planning, management, quality control, processing, imaging and interpretation of geophysical surveys, management of exploration programs, targeting and design of drill holes, GIS and data compilations, project evaluations, sales of multi-client data and value-added products, instrument rentals, rock property measurements and software development.

Since its inception in 1985, the group has consulted to over a thousand organisations worldwide and has been associated with several major discoveries, including the DeGrussa VMS deposit, Maggie Hays, Emily Ann and Cosmos nickel deposits, the Chatterbox gold deposit, and the Kintyre uranium deposit.

Testimonials

Hot Chili has been working with Southern Geoscience for almost four years now. We have always found SGC to be very helpful and knowledgeable and have been very pleased with the high quality service that they always provide.We have undertaken several aeromagnetic surveys in Chile which SGC have project managed for us, from the initial tender process through to delivery of final processed imagery. This is no easy task given language and time differences in Chile, but to SGC’s credit they have forged a good working relationship with geophysical service providers in Chile to make this happen.SGC have always been willing to complete any work that we require, and have been involved with our technical generative team discussions and planning. I would happily recommend SGC to any company looking for professional geoscience services.
Melanie LeightonCorporate Projects ManagerHot Chili LimitedApplecross, Western Australia

Latest News

Current News

Venturex Resources announces new, high-priority targets have been identified on the immediate flanks of the Sulphur Springs deposit in the Pilbara, highlighting the potential for new VMS discoveries.

SGC has been working with Venturex on the acquisition, processing and interpretation of a new Xcite™ heliborne electromagnetic survey (“HEM”) which has identified 11 geophysical targets. The targets are interpreted as being associated with the Marker Chert horizon, the host of the Sulphur Springs VMS deposit, and/or the underlying felsic volcanic contact.

The HEM survey demonstrates the exceptional exploration potential of the Sulphur Springs project area. The results represent an exciting development for the project, with numerous high-priority targets generated that warrant further detailed field investigation, ground EM surveys and potential drill testing.

Read the full announcement here: http://bit.ly/2AavxcN

Current News

INTRODUCTION TO MAPINFO BASICS: A 1-day introductory course

Perth – Wednesday, November 29, 2017

SGC’s introductory course is for people with little or no knowledge of MapInfo Pro GIS mapping software. The course will begin with an overview of some basic GIS terms, then we will complete a series of hands-on exercises that will familiarise users with opening and displaying different types of GIS data, making data selections and queries, through to editing and creating new data. We can get you started with the current MapInfo Pro 32-bit version on an SGC workstation or you can bring your own laptop with MapInfo already installed.This course is a must for anyone who wants to learn the basics of MapInfo and utilise our tips and tricks to confidently make great maps.

Visit our Workshops and Training page for full information: https://sgc.com.au/workshops-training/

Current News

SGC ImageRobot allows your business to quickly and easily create high quality geospatial images from grids of geophysical, geochemical, or other data. Our unique and industry-leading image processing techniques have been developed over three decades of experience in the mineral exploration sector.

All you need is a PC, internet connection and your data grids.

Check out our introductory FREE IMAGES specials at: http://bit.ly/2zUKujr

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Collecting data is only the first step! Producing high quality images from your own internet-connected PC allows for more rigorous interrogation of data and better presentation to stakeholders. Additionally, the images are georeferenced and can be used in any GIS, modelling, interpretation or map-making software.

All you need is a PC, internet connection and your data grids.

Check out full details of SGC ImageRobot at this: http://bit.ly/2zUKujr or download an information flyer here: http://bit.ly/2zGxQBr

Current News

Bringing SGC’s leading image processing techniques to your workstation

SGC ImageRobot allows your business to quickly and easily create high quality geospatial images from grids of geophysical, geochemical, or other data. Our unique and industry-leading image processing techniques have been developed over three decades of experience in the mineral exploration sector.

All you need is a PC, internet connection and your data grids.

Follow this link for full details: http://bit.ly/2zUKujr or download an information flyer here: http://bit.ly/2zGxQBr

TMI magnetics with east shading

Total Magnetic Intensity (TMI) image with a linear colour stretch and shaded from the east.

Ternary radiometrics draped over elevation

Ternary image of radiometrics (K-Th-U) draped over elevation.

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Pseudocolour image of 1VD magnetics.

 

 

Current News

High quality magnetic, radiometric, gravity and digital terrain imagery are available now for purchase over the following western Pilbara 1:250,000 map sheets.

  • Roebourne (SF 50-3)
  • Pyramid (SF 50-7)
  • Port Hedland (SF 50-4)
  • Marble Bar (SF 50-8)

The imagery includes a selection of SGC enhanced filtering and imagery as geolocated GeotTIFFs and ECWs. Costs (excl. GST) per map sheet are:

  • Magnetics $1,000
  • Radiometrics $500
  • Gravity $1,000
  • Digital terrain (SRTM) $250

OR

  • Full bundle $2,500 per map sheet (10% saving)

Email geophysics@sgc.com.au or call 08 6254 5000 to order.

Marble Bar RTP 1VD magnetics

Marble Bar RTP 1VD magnetics

Marble Bar ternary radiometrics

Marble Bar ternary radiometrics

 

Current News

SGC Principal Geophysicist Greg Maude, with Director and Senior Consultant Bill Peters, have been enjoying fresh arctic autumn conditions at BlueJay Mining‘s Disko magmatic massive sulphide Ni-Cu-PGM project where ground EM surveys have been underway.

SGC provides niche EM acquisition services to clients’ overseas projects where there is no or limited availability of geophysical service providers, as well as for projects that require initial orientation or specialist surveying overseen by experienced senior geophysicists.

For more information on these services, contact Greg on +61 8 6254 5000.

Current News

The AusIMM’s latest Monograph 32 Australian Ore Deposits has now been released and includes a paper on the Geophysics of Australian orebodies co-authored by SGC founder and consultant, Bill Peters.

There are more than 170 papers in the volume that summarise regional geology and mineralisation for the different geological provinces. These are followed by numerous descriptions of existing mines. Papers are descriptive and long-lasting in their focus, and include geochemistry and geophysical aspects wherever possible. Major mining districts of national significance are also included.

Full information is available here: http://bit.ly/2gZIsXx

Current News

Centaurus Metals announces key copper‐gold prospects have been identified and 2D magnetic modelling highlights similarities to neighbouring world‐class Salobo Copper‐Gold Mine.

Exploration activities are now focussing on the SW1‐A Prospect, which is a 3.5km long Cu‐Au‐Fe geochemical signature coincident with a strong magnetic anomaly located in the same stratigraphic sequence as Vale’s giant Salobo Copper‐Gold Mine. 2D magnetic modelling by Southern Geoscience Consultants demonstrates that the SW1-A Prospect has a magnetic susceptibility of 0.65 SI, which corresponds well with the Salobo Mine (0.66 SI) as well as having similar geometry.

Read the full announcement here: http://bit.ly/2z6BXZt

Current News

Modelling over a 10 km long magnetic anomaly at Centaurus Metals‘ Canga Iron Ore Prospect in Brazil demonstrates strong similarities to the world‐class iron ore deposits of the Carajás; field exploration is now underway.

2D profile modelling of regional aeromagnetic data by Southern Geoscience demonstrates that the Canga Iron Ore Prospect has comparable magnetic susceptibilities and geometries to the magnetic responses modelled over Vale’s giant Serra Sul (“S11D”) iron ore deposit, located 90 km away.

The Canga Prospect is represented by a regional magnetic anomaly that runs east‐west for a continuous strike length of some 7 km and discontinuously for up to 10 km. Within the anomaly, a high‐grade iron canga outcrop has been mapped over a strike length of >900 m and width of up to 150 m with surface rock chip assays grading 62‐69% Fe with low impurities.

Read the full announcement here: http://bit.ly/2z28WMr

Current News

An extensive exploration review of Syndicated Metals’ 100%‐owned Monument Gold Project in WA, supported by new results from recent soil sampling programs, has resulted in the identification of a significant new gold target adjacent to a large felsic intrusion.

Analysis of the target area by Southern Geoscience Consultants and Geochemical Services Consultants has confirmed the presence of an elongate felsic intrusion at Korong East, located 1km to the east of the Korong‐Old Copper mineralised trend.

Read the full announcement here: http://bit.ly/2yOQY2T

Current News

The WA branch of the ASEG will be hosting the ASEG’s first attempt at a wide area webcast and interested members are invited to log in. The live talk will be held at the City West Function Centre, West Perth where the webcast will be recorded and uploaded to the ASEG website, so those unable to watch it live can watch at their leisure.

Date: Wednesday 18 October 2017
Time: 6:00 pm (WST = GMT+8)

via Zoom meeting software on Windows, Linux, Android and IOS. Registration details below.

About the Talk

Exploration for Ni-Cu sulphide deposits has been possibly the most significant factor in the development of modern minerals geophysical technology. The strong response of Ni-Cu sulphides to multiple geophysical methods has resulted in a heavy reliance on geophysics for exploration. This has, in turn, spurred researchers, instrument manufacturers and contractors to continually develop new and/or improved technology.

As discovery of outcropping and near-surface deposits is becoming rarer, the challenge is moving into covered areas and exploring deeper. Historical technology has proven effective in the 0-250m depth range; current technology has extended this to more than 500m; new developments are pushing this towards 1000m. This means that large prospective areas previously considered fully explored in the past have completely new potential.

This talk discusses:

  • The current state of the art in geophysical acquisition, power, resolution, sensitivity, inversion, visualisation, and modelling.
  • The physical properties of Ni-Cu sulphides, host rocks, and complicating non-economic geological features.
  • The key geophysical methods, their application, and global examples.
  • Regional targeting to identify settings containing prospective mafic-ultramafic rocks including the concepts of lithospheric structural control and intracrustal magma chambers.

About the Presenter

Bill Peters is a 1972 geology & physics graduate of the University of Western Australia. During his 45 years as a geophysicist, he has worked on projects in over 80 countries and visited over 60. These projects have included precious metals, base metals, diamonds, oil and gas, mineral sands, rare earths, uranium and water. During the first thirteen years of his career he worked for McPhar Geophysics, Anglo American, De Beers, BHP, Teck, and DIGHEM in Southern Africa, Canada and Australia.

Bill is currently a Director and Consultant of Southern Geoscience Consultants which he co-founded in 1985. SGC has subsequently grown to be one of the largest minerals geophysical consultancies globally.

To register for this webcast please email Kim Frankcombe at kfrankcombe@iinet.net.au with a subject line REGISTER – WA BRANCH TALK

Registrations close Tuesday 17th October.

Current News

Auger soil sampling at Cardinal Resource’s Kungongo Prospect in northern Ghana has delineated a 4 km long gold anomaly along the Bole-Bolgatanga shear zone. Various geophysical surveys have been carried out over the Kungongo Prospect by Cardinal. These have been processed and interpreted by Southern Geoscience Consultants and have included:

  1. Airborne magnetic‐radiometric survey with interpretation and targets
  2. Gradient Array IP‐Resistivity survey with interpretation and targets
  3. Ground magnetic survey.

Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/2uEMTZc

Current News

SGC in the news! A great article in the Mining Journal on Echo Resources’ Yandal-focussed exploration strategy. SGC geophysicists have been working with Echo to collate all available geophysical data and produce geophysics-based interpretations of the geology and regolith profile of the Yandal Belt.

Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/2vNfBLy

Current News

SGC has completed a review of regional geophysical data recently secured from Brazil’s CPRM for the Salobo West Project. The results of the work will assist in planning initial airborne geophysical surveys over the project.

Read the full announcement here: http://bit.ly/2vhr3xv

Current News

SGC geophysicists have completed petrophysical measurements at the DMP core library in Carlisle, Perth for a client’s Pb-Zn project. Conductivity, magnetic susceptibility, galvanic resistivity and induced polarisation measurements were taken on a selection of mineralised and host rock material to establish physical property contrasts to help plan and justify further geophysical reconnaissance surveys in the field.

For more information on our range of petrophysical tools, please contact us.

Current News

SGC has become the multi-client sales agent for Cullen Resource’s Cue surveys (R#70788). These four VTEM helicopter electromagnetic surveys were flown in 2012 and lie 30km east of Cue, Western Australia.

More information is available through our Contact page – use the Multi-client Enquiry option.

Current News

SGC has become the multi-client sales agent for Thundelarra Exploration’s Roebourne B361 East and West surveys (R#70843). These 50m/100m airborne magnetic/radiometric survey were flown in 2012 and lie 30km south east of the town of Roebourne in Western Australia.

More information is available through our Contact page – use the Multi-client Enquiry option.

Current News

SGC has recently trained a local crew in Brazil to carry out fixed loop electromagnetic (TEM) surveys in the Carajas region of Brazil, where Avanco Resources is exploring for IOCG mineralisation. The crew has now been collecting data for a few months under the supervision of SGC. We are happy to see positive results already from the first few targets generated around the Antas Mine.

Click here for Avanco’s full announcement.

Current News

SGC enjoyed a buoyant and successful time at the recent AMEC Convention with plenty of opportunity to catch up with clients old and new. If you missed us at the booth, we were demonstrating the use of our Terraplus KT-20 combined meter for measuring conductivity on various rock samples brought in by conference attendees.

SGC offers a range of rental equipment and in-house capabilities for petrophysical testing including magnetic susceptibility, conductivity, resistivity, IP, viscosity, and gamma measurements.

Current News

SGC is excited to launch our new online imaging service, SGC ImageRobot, at the AMEC Convention (Crown, Perth) this week. Bring along your sample gridded data to view the comprehensive images that can be produced by this easy-to-use tool.

Current News

SGC will be exhibiting at the upcoming AMEC Convention 2017 at Crown Perth, 7-8 June. SGC personnel will be available throughout the conference to discuss our wide range of experience, capabilities, and services, tailored to meet your project needs. Come see us at Booth #12.

We’re launching our brand new online imaging software SGCImageRobot and will be showing live demonstrations, so please bring your sample data along to view our comprehensive images that can be produced by this easy-to-use tool. Any type of gridded data can be imaged including but not limited to magnetics, radiometric, gravity, elevation, IP, EM, and geochemical datasets. ER Mapper or Surfer grids are preferred, but we can deal with whatever you bring.

Current News
R#70753 Pilbara TEMPEST surveys

R#70753 Pilbara TEMPEST surveys

SGC has become the multi-client sales agent for sixteen of FMG’s Pilbara TEMPEST surveys (R#70753).  These airborne electromagnetic surveys were flown in 2012 and lie in the main Pilbara mining zone in Western Australia’s north-west.

More information is available through our Contact page;- use the Multi-client Enquiry option.

Current News

 

SGC has become the multi-client sales agent for Auris Mineral’s Doolgunna 12017 survey (R#70756). This detailed 50m airborne magnetic/radiometric survey was flown in 2012 and lies near Peak Hill in Western Australia.  More information is available through our Contact page – use the Multi-client Enquiry option.

 

Current News

 

SGC personnel will be attending this week’s RIU Sydney conference, looking forward to meeting with current, past, and future clients.  Many of our clients will be presenting at the conference, celebrating their successes to date, and project potential.

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