Toro Energy has commenced an airborne geophysical survey on its Lake Mackay project – one of four uranium projects for the company in Western Australia.

GPX Surveys will fly a (100m spaced) multi-channel radiometric, magnetic and digital terrain data survey. This survey is approximately 1,374sqkm in area and will deliver Toro radiometric and magnetic coverage of approximately 70% of the project area. Toro’s recently discovered uranium prospective Theseus prospect lies within this survey area.

Interpretation of the new geophysical data, once available, will allow: identification of subtle high frequency magnetic patterns that will assist in resolving buried palaeochannels that are prospective for uranium, including the recognized zone at Theseus; refinement of structural architecture of the Amadeus basin to generate Angela or Bigrlyi style targets; and resolution of deep magnetic features that may relate to IOCGU mineral systems, the company said.

Targets generated from the survey will be included in Toro’s 2010 Lake Mackay drill program scheduled to commence in June.

The Lake Mackay project covers 3286sqkm of highly prospective ground in central-eastern Western Australia, 600km west of Alice Springs.