Airborne Geophysical Survey

Published on Thursday, 7 September 2023 at 9:47:02 AM

MagSpec Airborne Surveys on behalf of Chalice, are planning to fly an Airborne Geophysical Survey over granted exploration licences, commencing mid September 2023, (see Figure 1a).

Figure 1a indicates the area where the Survey will be conducted, which may include some or all of your property. All Airborne Surveying undertaken is in line with Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) regulation including,

  • Flights are restricted to daylight hours only, Monday to Friday.
  • When operating within 150 m horizontally of any occupied building or vehicle, the aircraft will pull up to a height of 300 ft. Once clear of the obstacle, the aircraft will descend back to survey height and continue.

The entire survey is anticipated to take four to six weeks to complete, depending on weather and contractors.

The Survey will be conducted using a Cessna 210 (see image 1b for typical set-up). The Survey will be flown at a flying height of ~30-40 m in a grid pattern, you may hear noise from the aircraft for a short period. Aside from the potential noise, the survey will have little-to-no impact on the surrounds. The aircraft will not land on or contact private property and will not fly directly over congregations of animals in pens or yards. If you see the aircraft, do not be alarmed, you are not required to take any action.

Airborne Geophysical Surveys are commonly flown throughout Australia and their primary purpose is to effectively screen large areas to define the geology and potential mineralisation. 

If you are planning on undertaking any stock movements or have activities that could be impacted by our surveys over this time, please contact or 0487371961, so we can work with you to avoid disrupting your land use.

Please find below a link to the ‘Exploration Explained’ information sheet prepared by the Association of Mining and Exploration Company (AMEC).