This year, UltraGPR technology has been used globally, in environments ranging from Canada’s Yukon to Papua New Guinea for a wide range of projects. In 2014, UltraGPR was used in Canada, the USA, Mexico, Jamaica, Cuba, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, the UK, Spain, France, Algeria, Gabon, South Africa, Madagascar, India, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos, Vietnam, Australia, and Papua New Guinea.
Groundradar’s Australian partners, Core Geophysics, has just completed a large survey in Gabon for iron ore. UltraGPR was used over extreme terrain to map a BIF-type deposit.
WorleyParsons Geophysics recently employed UltraGPR technology to map the bathymetry and sub-bottom geology of fast-flowing river in the Rock Mountain foothills of Alberta. The survey employed 30 MHz centre-frequency antennas housed in waterproof tubes, and was conducted by Paul Bauman, Chris Slater, Landon Woods and Alastair McClymont
Groundradar tested a prototype of a long-range stepped frequency (20 MHz – 150 MHz) GPR instrument. Although the test conditions were challenging for the initial prototype model, the technology shows promising potential for future development.