Organizers of the PDAC convention have requested that Jan Francke to speak during the invited sessions on geophysics. The title of the talk will be “Advances in Geophysics for Resource Modeling of Nickel Laterites”. A number of geophysical applications to laterites will be covered, including regional airborne magnetic and electromagnetic surveys, ground EM, resistivity (ERT) and IP approaches, and long-range GPR applications. Numerous case examples will be provides from laterite projects on all six continents.
Jan Francke has co-authored a paper entitled “Application of advanced ground penetrating radar technology for abandoned working detection at Geita Gold Mine, Tanzania”. The paper, to be presented at an AngloGold Ashanti conference in September, 2009 discusses the use of UltraGPR to image abandoned workings at an open pit operation in Tanzania. UltraGPR was able to detect a series of voids at a coverage rate of one hectare per day with one metre-spaced profiles.
Jan Francke of Groundradar and Vincent Utsi of Utsi Electronics have written a paper on advances in long-range GPR technology. A detailed background on radar theory is provided, along with case histories from a variety of mining and geotechnical applications. First Break is the leading publication in Europe serving the geoscience and engineering communities, with a circulation of over 15,000 copies monthly. The article, entitled “Advances in long-range GPR systems and their applications to mineral exploration, geotechnical and static correction problems” is featured as a Special Topic in the July 2009 issue (www.firstbreak.nl). A downloadable version of the paper is available here (©2009 EAGE).
Mr. Jan Francke of Groundradar will be speaking on Monday, March 2nd at the PDAC/CAMESE Exhibitors Innovation Forum. The title of the talk will be “Recent Advances in Ultra-Deep GPR Technology”. Data examples from around the globe will be presented showing the capability of UltraGPR technology for mineral exploration applications to depths of over 100 m. The presentation will be available as a streaming video on groundradar.com shortly afterwards.