Crew members navigate an ice ridge; near the completion of the survey, pools of melt water and spectacular ice ridges were created by rising daytime temperatures.
The Canalaska survey was carried out partly offshore on the ice of Lake Athabasca. Here the crew augers through ice one metre thick before lowering electrodes to the lake bottom.
Phoenix survey crews were busy in Northern Canada during the winter. Projects included a uranium survey for Canalaska Uranium Ltd. and several diamond surveys.
Nuclear energy is experiencing a renaissance, driven by increasing prices of hydrocarbons and concerns over greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. This rapidly increasing demand, as well as projected supply shortfalls, has created a uranium exploration boom in the 100,000 sq.km Athabasca Basin of Canada