OreVision and VOXI combine to detect gold targets in the Abitibi
Abitibi Geophysics was able to confirm evidence of additional gold deposits on the Benoist project northeast of Val d’Or, Quebec by inverting IP data from its OreVision system in Geosoft’s VOXI Earth Modelling software.
Cartier Resources had been looking for a way to find extensions of the gold-rich Pusticamica VMS deposit on the Benoist project, but was reluctant to incur the expense of an IP survey without some proof that it would work. Abitibi Geophysics suggested testing to confirm if OreVision, which facilitates exploration beneath thick conductive cover, could identify viable targets at depth.
As part of their work, Abitibi used VOXI to build a drill hole constrained inversion of the OreVision survey results and they were able to build a more accurate model that confirmed the presence of a second mineralized zone south of Pusticamica.
Cartier has proposed a 13,000-metre drill program to test 16 targets generated by OreVision, eight of which have a similar geophysical signature to Pusticamica.
Read the article on Earth Explorer, to learn about the four-step program Abitibi Geophysics used to find new targets for drilling.