Braden Fox snapped this photo of some of his field crew colleagues. From left to right are Alexander Golyashov, Murat Urakov, Doris Labrecque, Charles Samson and Jean-Phillippe Proulx.
Digging the vertical during the Australian survey are, left to right, Luis Gallardo (University of Western Australia), Mike Dentith (University of Western Australia), Shane Evans (Moombarriga Geoscience) and Aurore Joly (University of Western Australia).
An Australian lizard, the thorny devil.
Surrounded by INGEOMINAS employees in Colombia are Carlos Guerrero, centre, with Alex Golyashov to his left and, to his right, Wilson Quintero Camacho, Project Manager of INGEOMINAS.
Geologists Hudson Coslop and Isabella Giesta and geophysicist Patricia de Lugão, all with Strataimage, set up site parameters for a 100-site MT survey.
CanadaPhoenix completed a 3D oil and gas MT survey in eastern Quebec in June and July. In the background of the photo at right is Percé Rock in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. One of the largest natural arches in the world, the massive limestone stack is 433 m long, 90 m wide and 88 m at its highest point.
AustraliaA regional survey with Phoenix equipment was performed to investigate the crustal architecture of the Southern Yilgarn Craton of Western Australia. The project was sponsored by the Centre for Exploration Targeting at the University of Western Australia. The photo below right shows a thorny devil, an Australian lizard that visited the survey. Although it looks fearsome with its dinosaur-like profile and a body covered with conical spines, it is slow-moving, small (about 15 cm) and eats only ants.
ColombiaIn May and June, Alex Golyashov and Carlos Guerrero were in Bogota for training and acceptance at INGEOMINAS, Colombia; the Institute took delivery of the first two Phoenix systems in the country. The equipment will first be used for geothermal exploration and later for mining applications.
Costa RicaInstituto Costarricense de Electricidad has ordered a substantial upgrade to their pool of Phoenix equipment.
IcelandA new client, Reykjavik Geothermal, is initially using our equipment in Ethiopia; as well, our long-time client, Iceland GeoSurvey, has expanded their system.
Brazil Strataimage conducted a 100-site MT survey over a 3D grid to evaluate dip extension of an orebody already in production. The survey area experienced high levels of noise from the mining operation and nearby villages and powerlines, but data quality was good. Strataimage is also conducting a pilot survey for Petrobras along a pre-existing seismic line.