Canadian resource company Azincourt Uranium, together with its JV partner Fission Uranium, has completed versatile time-domain electromagnetic (VTEM) max airborne geophysical survey at Patterson Lake North property (PLN) in Canada’s Athabasca Basin.

The latest survey is the first part of planned exploration work at PLN. Aeroquest Airborne of Ontario has completed the helicopter-borne 400m line-spaced VTEM max survey totaling 303 line-km in the northern half of the property.

The VTEM max survey has been created to provide higher resolution over anomalous conductive areas of interest observed from previous airborne magnetic-electromagnetic surveys.

Completed over a five-day period, the survey was flown along NW-SE flight-lines at a nominal flight height of 35m above ground.
The VTEM max survey should ideally locate basement conductors and/or enhanced sandstone alteration at the expected unconformity depths in the range of 250-600m below surface.

Aeroquest recently completed data acquisition and is currently completing post-processing, with the processed data expected to be received shortly with data interpretation to follow by Fission’s technical personnel and Living Sky Geophysics.

Azincourt is also planning a single line 6.3 line-km ground based magnetotellurics survey later this autumn as a follow-up to the airborne survey.

The summer/fall geophysical program is budgeted at $0.53m and comprises additional ground Time Domain Electromagnetic (TDEM) and Magnetotellurics (MT) geophysical surveys. The total budget for the summer and winter programs scheduled at PLN has been set at $1.5m.