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.
Southern Geoscience Consultants are providing ongoing support to Havilah Resources Limited (ASX: HAV) for their Mutooroo Copper-Cobalt District in SA. The VTEM survey was flown over Havilah’s priority targets in the vicinity of the Mutooroo deposit and has highlighted a number of anomalies that will be followed-up via ground EM surveying. The Scorpion prospect has been confirmed as a priority one type target.
The final data has been reviewed, analysed and interpreted by SGC Consultant Geophysicist Russell Mortimer.
SGC would like to congratulate Bellevue Gold Mines Ltd (BGL) on the new high-grade gold discovery (Deacon Lode) intersected beneath the historic Bellevue Gold Mine.
SGC geophysicists have been providing geophysical support to BGL with regard to the planning, modelling and interpretation of downhole electromagnetic surveys to identify and delineate conductive massive sulfides that host the gold mineralisation at Bellevue.
Southern Geoscience Consultants are providing ongoing geophysical assistance to Carawine Resources Limited (ASX: CWX) for their Paterson Project in Western Australia. Preliminary data from a helicopter-borne electromagnetic (VTEM Max) survey completed over the Red Dog tenement has identified several new targets for gold and base metal mineralisation in one of Australia’s most exciting provinces. Sixteen new EM anomalies have been identified within prospective host rocks under shallow cover, representing either discrete bedrock conductors (potential sulphide mineralisation) or resistive zones (potential alteration patterns).
SGC Consultant Geophysicist Russell Mortimer is managing the final data processing, modelling and recommendations as to the optimal means to prioritise/test these targets.
Corazon Mining Ltd (ASX: CZN) have engaged Southern Geoscience Consultants (SGC) to supervise/manage a reconnaissance IP programme for their Mt Gilmore Cobalt-Copper-Gold Sulphide Project in NSW. Multiple large geophysical targets have been identified from the ongoing 2D transect surveying below large copper-cobalt-silver soil anomalies.
The SGC team, led by Consultant Geophysicist Russell Mortimerwill provide guidance on provisional infill and aid the drill targeting efforts once all data has been processed/inverted.
A review of Golden State Mining’s (ASX:GSM) Yule Project by SGC Principal Geophysicist Anne Tomlinson has identified 17 priority gold, base metal and rare earth element target areas. These will be the focus of GSM’s exploration activities in the current field season. A ground EM crew is being engaged to follow-up priority targets in the Yule North tenement and aircore drilling over priority targets in the southern tenements is expected to commence in the second half of 2019.
Southern Geoscience Consultants has reviewed and refined drill hole targeting from a VTEM Airborne EM survey over the Lorraine Project, Quebec, Canada for Chase Mining Corporation Ltd (ASX:CML). We look forward to the results from their forthcoming drilling of these targets.
Comet Resources Ltd (ASX: CRL) have engaged Southern Geoscience Consultants (SGC) to manage an airborne electromagnetic survey (EM) at the Springdale Graphite Project in southern West Australia. The recent discovery of two high-grade zones of graphite mineralisation confirmed the ability to target shallow, high-grade graphite mineralisation using electromagnetic surveys.
SGC Principal Geophysicist Greg Maude is managing the EM Survey and will work with Comet’s team to provide a prioritised lists of targets and models.
Southern Geoscience Consultants have been assisting Strategic Elements (ASX: SOR) at their Behemoth Project in the Gibson Desert, supervising, modelling and interpreting gravity and IP surveys that have identified deep (300-500m) anomalous zones with potential to host sulphidic alteration and mineralization.
Strategic rate the results in the surveys as an outstanding success, identifying multiple targets which they plan to drill test, having been successful in securing $150,000 funding from the Western Australian Government’s Exploration Incentive Scheme.
Southern Geoscience Consultants have completed a detailed 2D and 3D modelling of the processed gravity survey data for Auroch Minerals Limited (ASX: AOU) at their Arden Zinc Project, South Australia. The gravity anomaly may be indicative of thickened mineralised horizons of the high-density, high-grade zinc mineral smithsonite which was identified in drill-hole RRDD007 and will provide a direct targeting tool for the next phase of drilling.
Southern Geoscience Consultants have been assisting Buxton Resources Limited (ASX : BUX) recent extensional exploration efforts for their Merlin/Quick Shears Project, West Kimberley WA. A review of historic helicopter electromagnetics (VTEM) survey data has identified numerous untested anomalies, two of which are coincident with recently discovered Ni-Cu sulphide in the Ruins Dolerite. Also of interest is the presence of a developing prospect scale gravity high at the boundary of Merlin and Quick Shears towards the NW.
The SGC team, led by Consultant Geophysicist Russell Mortimer will aid ongoing geophysical exploration this field season and optimise upcoming vectoring/targeting.
Southern Geoscience Consultants have assisted Calidus Resources Limited (ASX: CAI) with their recent induced potential (IP) survey that has identified a strong chargeability anomaly similar to and located immediately to the south of the 1.15 million ounce Klondyke deposit at its Warrawoona Gold Project.
Southern Geoscience Consultants have been managing Estrella Resources Limited (ASX : ESR) recent geophysical programme efforts for their Carr Boyd Rocks Project, Kalgoorlie WA. Direct drill targeting of the previously identified T5 MLTEM conductor (Phase II programme) has resulted in a significant new discovery of nickel and copper mineralisation, which is situated ~1200m northwest of the historic Carr Boyd Nickel Mine.
The SGC team, led by Consultant Geophysicis Russell Mortimer will assist with upcoming high powered DHTEM survey efforts to define extensional conductors and optimise upcoming next round drilling efforts.
SGC would like to congratulate Estrella and their associated technical team on these significant initial results.
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Southern Geoscience Consultants have assisted TP Energy Group (ASX: TPE) recent geophysical programme efforts for their Kathleen Valley Project, Leinster WA. Direct drill targeting of a historic VTEM/FLTEM conductor has resulted in a significant new discovery of blind Zn-Au-Ag mineralisation.
The SGC team, led by Consultant Geophysicist Russell Mortimer have been applying high powered FLTEM/DHTEM survey efforts to highlight extensional conductors and new vectors for drill testing.
SGC would like to congratulate TPE on their focussed exploration approach and these significant initial results.
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Comet Resources Ltd (ASX: CRL) have announced the discovery of two new, high-grade, graphite zones at their Springdale Graphite Project near Ravensthorpe. These targets were identified from ground electromagnetic (EM) surveys carried out and interpreted by Southern Geoscience Consultants. These new graphite zones are particularly significant as they host high-grade, near-surface mineralisation that has the potential to extend over several kilometres of strike.
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A recently-completed geophysics review for Red 5 Limited (ASX: RED) by Southern Geoscience Consultants, including lithostructural interpretation and other integrated datasets has identified multiple new high-priority targets along the Ursus and Tarmoola Fault Zones’ structural corridors.
Southern Geoscience Consultants have assisted Myanmar Metals Ltd (ASX: MYL) and are pleased to refer to their announcement of the discovery of the new high-grade Copper lode at Bawdwin in the ER Valley. Further downhole geophysical surveys are planned to refine drill targeting at the new discovery at the ER Valley and to follow up on the highly prospective Yegon Deeps anomaly.
SGC and ASEG are excited to announce that Geological Interpretation of Aeromagnetic Data by Geoscientists David Isles and Leigh Rankin has been made available to download FREE. The book is a practical manual for aeromagnetic interpretation written primarily for geologists. Download your copy here – http://ow.ly/qEsC50mF3Ikhttps://www.aseg.org.au/publications/geological-interpretation-aeromagnetic-data
Southern Geoscience Consultants have assisted Orion Minerals Limited (ASX/JSE: ORN) regional geophysical programme efforts at their Prieska Zinc-Copper Project, Northern Cape Province, South Africa. The SGC team, led by Senior Consultant Geophysicist Russell Mortimer have been supervising the near-mine exploration program. A helicopter-borne Electromagnetic/Magnetic survey (SkyTEM 312HP) was completed over the Repli, Vardocube and Bartotrax prospecting rights, which form part of the Prieska Zinc-Copper Project during December 2018 (refer to ASX release 16th January 2019).
In addition, Orion has now received final optimised models for Down-hole Time Domain Electromagnetic (DHTDEM) surveys targeting possible extensions of the Deep Sulphide Mineral Resource.
Both surveys have been highly successful/effective in identifying priority targets for follow-up exploration and drill testing.
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SGC’s Bill Peters, David Chapman and Robert Hearst will be attending the PDAC 2019 in Toronto March 3-6. Come see us at Booth 249 (CSA Global booth) South Exhibit Hall or contact us on +1 (416) 407 6355 to arrange a meeting.
SGC is attending the RIU Explorers Conference. We look forward in meeting up with current, past, and future clients.
Southern Geoscience Consultants are assisting Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) with geophysical support for their Youanmi, WA Project. The SGC team, led by Consultant Geophysicist Bill Peters recently implemented a high-resolution aeromagnetics and radiometrics over the project.
SGC look forward to the interpretation of this survey and exploration success at this project.
Read the Lithium Australia ASX Announcement here.
Southern Geoscience are pleased to announce they are acting sales agents for J.A. Hallberg Mapping. Jack Hallberg has 50 years experience in field mapping with component integration of scientific and exploration data, with mapping conducted in Canada, USA, Southern Africa and Australia. It is believed that this database is unique in incorporating extensive petrographic and geochemical support and offering consistent mapping carried out by one person.
SGC will be launching a new interactive web page which is coming soon. For further information contact email@example.com
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Southern Geoscience Consultants Robert Hearst, Chief Geophysicist – AMERICAS will be presenting on ‘Integrated imaging of mineral deposits combining geophysical and geological data sets’ at the Imdex Limited and CSA Global Xploration Technology Symposium in Vancouver on Friday, 25 January 2019.
Further information about the symposium can be found here:
Did you know that Southern Geoscience Consultants designed Passive Seismic Processing and Visualisation Software that allows for the rapid creation of grid and stacked plot sections to aid identification and tracing of resonant frequency features on Horizontal to Vertical Spectral Ratio (HVSR), making TROMINO® passive seismic data processing more effective.
The recent uptake in the passive seismic technology has opened the door for improved mapping of basement surface and its structural complexity. SGC has developed and are utilising a passive seismic (PS) processing and visualisation tool specially designed for the TROMINO® instrument data.
Southern Geoscience Consultants (SGC) is one of the largest geophysical consultancies in the world, providing leading edge geophysical and geoscience solutions to clients across the mineral and petroleum industries. We work with all types of airborne, surface and downhole geophysical/geoscientific data.
Our large and varied client base provides our staff with the opportunity to work with a diverse array of geophysical methods, data types and geological problems, providing an environment in which to expand their skills supported by a team of highly experienced Principal and Senior Consulting Geophysicists. The position is based in Belmont (Perth), Western Australia.
We are looking for an experienced Principal Geophysicist to support our business growth. To apply you will need to demonstrate that you meet the following requirements and have experience with:
- The design and supervision of geophysical surveys
- QC of geophysical survey data
- Geophysical data processing and imaging
- Geophysical data modelling and interpretation for a range of geophysical techniques
- Good knowledge of, and experience in, diverse mineralisation styles and commodities
- Client liaison
- Report writing
- Field acquisition or exploration company experience would be an advantage
Depending on the skills and experience of the applicant, they may be requested to perform specific tasks in some of the following areas;
- Design and management of exploration programs
- Software development, testing and evaluation (both commercial and in-house packages)
- Development of, and participation in, company management systems such as marketing and product services
- Generation of case studies and technical presentations for conferences and marketing purposes
- On-site supervision and/or training of field survey crews
- Repairs, testing and management of the SGC geophysical equipment rental pool
The applicant will be expected to;
- Provide technical guidance and support to SGC and client teams where possible
- Build technical knowledge and keep up to date with new techniques/methods and share knowledge with other Geophysicists
- Represent SGC at industry meetings, conferences and events and actively network with industry personnel and promote SGC services and products
- Build and maintain good working relationships with others
We offer an attractive package and an enjoyable and family friendly work environment.
Interested applicants should forward their resume including details of professional references together with a covering letter that addresses the requirements stated above to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications will be acknowledged and treated as strictly confidential.
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