Born in 1952 with the discovery of the Brunswick 6 mine, the 1950’s were productive with 29 deposits discovered by leveraging the newest technologies available including airborne surveys and ground geophysical methods. As technology and analytical advancements were made, discoveries increased in the 1970’s and 1980’s with the application of low cost analytical and geophysical techniques. Regional studies from the mid 1990’s to 2000 included the camp wide EXTECH- II Project, which integrated multidiscipline data, including magnetics (Aerodat) and electro-magnetics (MegaTEM) into a GIS format leading to the discoveries of the Camelback, Mt. Fronsac North and Key Anacon East (Titan). From 2020 onward, advancements in data processing and particularly the analysis of geophysical data, including the Extech and Aerodat programs, is leading to the identification of high quality, priority targets not previously recognized in the legacy data.
Examples demonstrating the power of this new technology, taken from other project areas in the Bathurst Mining Camp, are shown below.
3D Model showing subsurface Magnetics, Priority Conductive EM Targets (Yellow) and High Chargeability multi-colored peaks defining Au Target.
The next wave of discoveries will be with led by AI technologies and 3D modelling of data.
Subsurface Magnetics and Priority Conductive EM Plates (Red, Blue Green) / Drill Targets.
Surface and subsurface magnetics with Priority Conductive EM Plates (Red, Blue Green) / Drill Targets