Groundradar and its Australian (Core Geophysics) and Indonesian (Danmar ExplorIndo) partners have conducted a series of large surveys for alluvial paleochannels in the vicinity of RioTinto’s Argyle diamond mine in Western Australia. The surveys were successful in imaging paleochannels as well as lenses of thick gravels.
Dr. Francke will be delivering a honorary talk entitled “Recent Developments and Future Directions in GPR Instrumentation” at the SAGEEP meeting in Denver, USA, on March 20, 2017.
Groundradar Inc is attending the Mining Indaba show in Cape Town as part of the Canadian trade delegation to the event. Dr. Francke will be presenting on the topic of GPR applications to mineral exploration at 14:20 on Wednesday, Feb 8th.
Dr. Francke in cooperation with Danmar ExplorIndo, will be conducting a workshop on mineral exploration applications of long-range GPR at the Hotel Kristal, Cilandak, Jakarta, on the afternoon of Feb 17th, 2017. The workshop will focus on typical Indonesian applications for GPR, including nickel laterite and bauxite exploration, aggregate and limestone investigations, as well as geotechnical applications such as slope stability and depth to bedrock studies.
Groundradar Inc will be at Booth 702 at the PDAC for the tenth consecutive year. Visit the booth for the latest news on long-range GPR applications worldwide.
Groundradar and its partner, Initial Exploration (www.initialexploration.com) have conducted a number of site investigations with GPR across Canada. Sites from Victoria, BC to Collingwood, ON have been surveyed to determine the depth to bedrock, thickness of gravels, and locations of historical landfills.
Dr. Francke will present a paper entitled “Applications and Limitations of Deep Ground Penetrating Radar to Mineral Exploration” at the 2017 Canadian Exploration Geophysical Society Symposium on March 4, 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Toronto. The paper will discuss the latest applications of deep GPR for mineral exploration, as well as address claims of extreme penetration by so-called “megawatt” GPR systems.
Groundradar will be at Booth 507 at the Exploration’17 show in Toronto, October 23-25. In addition, Dr. Francke will be presenting a paper entitled “Realistic Expectations of GPR Performance in Mineral Exploration”, which discusses recent exaggerated claims of radar performance by “megawatt” radars and pseudo-radar technology such as ADR.
Groundradar is continuing to perfect a GPR system for the shallow bauxite at Weipa, Queensland. Following from initial studies by Groundradar in the early 2000’s, radar technology has advanced sufficiently that a custom system able to penetrate through the full deposit depth with a small, portable, instrument is now possible. The radar is linked to an RTK-DGPS for accurate positioning.