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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

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

I am pleased to have been associated with Southern Geoscience Consultants for the past 25 years, initially with Mt Martin Gold Mines, and subsequently with Metex Resources, Bullion Minerals, Zambezi Resources and now with Arrium Mining. Our association has involved the acquisition, processing and interpretation of large regional datasets in the Eastern Goldfields, Glengarry Basin and Pilbara of WA; in several areas of Victoria; in southern Zambia; and in the Gawler Craton of SA. This work has particularly involved magnetic and gravity surveys, and has been of fundamental importance in establishing a lithostratigraphic and structural framework on which to base exploration programs in each of these areas. Further work has included semi-regional and downhole electromagnetic and IP surveys in WA and in Africa. Regardless of the technique in question or the location of the work, SGC has established an excellent reputation for quality of customer service, especially in their method of communicating concepts and ideas that removes the mysteries of geophysics. They do this by engaging with the geologists at an early stage and using all available data in the interpretation phase. Results are invariably presented to a consistently high standard, both in the quality of the processing and interpretation work, in the GIS products and image atlases, and in the way that results are communicated in plain language. In the consulting world, reputation is everything, and Bill and his team enjoy a well-deserved reputation for conducting their business with the highest standards of professionalism and ethics. I look forward to many more years of collaborative work with SGC and would not hesitate to recommend them as one of the world’s premier geophysical consultancies.
Dr Geoff JohnsonManager ExplorationArrium MiningAdelaide, South Australia

Latest News

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

The Australasian Groundwater Conference 2017 is being held at the University of New South Wales, Sydney this week with Principal Geophysicist Karen Gilgallon attending. She is co-author of a poster presentation with Water Corporation Senior Hydrogeologist Mal McGivern. The poster topic is on “The use of airborne EM/3D modelling to reinterpret the Carbonate Aquifer, and its relationship to seawater intrusion/sustainable yield in Exmouth”.

This is one of several groundwater projects that SGC has been working with Water Corporation on recently.

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.

Current News

SMARTem receiver operation - Brazil, 2017

SMARTem receiver operation – Brazil, 2017

Southern Geoscience Consultants (SGC) has been providing geophysical support to Avanco Resources who are generating exploration targets for IOCG Cu-Au mineralisation in the Carajas Mineral Province of Brazil.  Principal Geophysicist Antonio Huizi provided on-ground training for in-house TEM survey crews to explore for strongly conductive, massive sulphide (Cu-Au rich) mineralisation along prospective structures.  Meanwhile the SGC GIS support team have been organising, compiling and reviewing years of historic geophysical data to help develop new targets.

SGC would like to congratulate Avanco Resources on the success of their Brazilian Cu-Au projects and look forward to working with them into the future.

 

Current News

SGC personnel last week attended the RIU 2017 conference, hosted in Fremantle.  The mood was upbeat, with a record number of attendees compared with recent years.  It showed great signs of a positive and strong year in the junior resources sector, and beyond.  Of particular note was the presentation by Syndicated Metals on their Monument Project in WA where SGC is contributing to the geophysical component of exploration at A1 and beyond.

For more information on the RIU 2017 conference, go to http://www.riuconferences.com.au/archive/riu-explorers-conference-2017.

Current News

 

SGC are providing geophysical support to Alloy Resources Ltd at their Ophara Project near N.S.W.  Reprocessing and interpretation of historic magnetic and electromagnetic data has helped identify extensions to the Great Goulburn cobalt-gold mineralisation, which is closely associated with iron-sulphides and magnetite.

SGC would like to congratulate Alloy Resources Ltd on the success of the initial drilling campaign.  For more information, see Alloy’s ASX release for the 22nd of February 2017:  ASX Announcement.

Current News

 

Senior Exploration Consultant Dave Isles has just released a website promoting the use of Aeromagnetics.

It is designed to provide resources to anyone interested in the application of aeromagnetics in exploration or geological mapping.  It includes powerpoint presentations and posters for download and points to key references on a range of aeromag-related topics.

https://www.DaveIsles.com

Current News

SGC has been providing geophysical support to Peninsular Mines Ltd at their Ubeong zinc-skarn project in the Republic of Korea.  Principal Geophysicist Greg Maude provided on-site training and support to company staff who conducted a high resolution ground TMI survey over historic workings in the project area.  The surveys have successfully mapped the magnetite skarn alteration and structural offsets that are coincident with high grade mineralisation in historical workings.  The results are discussed in Peninsula’s ASX release from the 13th of December;

http://www.peninsulamines.com.au/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=PYrekbL5H7A%3d&tabid=614&mid=1371

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