Testimonials

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

IGO’s Nova deposit has become a testing ground for the company’s geophysical exploration. The company has been pushing the envelope with geophysical technology, successfully creating a high-resolution 3D seismic cube that has been accurate beyond its expectations – an achievement chief geophysicist Andrew Fitzpatrick believes is just scratching the surface. 

Gerard McArtney 
AUSTRALIAN MINING REVIEW

3D seismic cube has been accurate beyond its expectations”…”The 3D seismic survey has been the real game-changer to Brownfields exploration.

Andrew Fitzpatrick, Chief Geophysicist
IGO

The information seismic surveying give us is unparalleled technically in my view, let alone providing, on a bang-for-buck cost basis, a very, very good data set for the money that you spend”…”With the first drill hole into the 3D seismic data set we made a new discovery – the very first hole – and we’ve now drilled eight holes into it and we haven’t missed it in a single hole.

Bill Beament, Executive Chairman
NORTHERN STAR

The value we get from using the 3D seismic has been absolutely tremendous in terms of, moving forward, how much value we are deriving from our exploration spend”…”It’s just such a compelling value proposition for all mining companies.

Shaun Day, Chief Financial Officer
NORTHERN STAR

Another innovation is the 3D seismic survey carried out at the site last year. This exploration tool is not one commonly used in hard rock mining and is more popular in the oil and gas industry. AngloGold is one of only a handful of mining companies to use the method in Australia. The resulting dataset is of a high quality and has been interpreted to create a structural model that has facilitated cost-effective planning of deep drill holes as well as providing important geotechnical and structural information.

Michael Erickson, Senior Vice President
ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI

Significantly the 3D seismic survey maps the location of both known fault/vein systems as well as a significant number of other faults likely to host epithermal veins. This is potentially a breakthrough technology to map complex fault and vein systems and together with other geologic parameters directly target parts of the fault likely to host gold mineralisation. The current and planned drill programmes are the critical test in enabling Evolution to compress the timeframes for new discoveries around Pajingo and Cracow through the use of 3D seismic.

EVOLUTION MINING QUARTERLY REPORT, SEPTEMBER 2014

The introduction of innovative seismic and other technologies will allow us to significantly improve the probability of making a discovery. At Pajingo and Cracow, drilling along the 2D seismic lines showed that zones of clay alteration spatially associated with mineralised faults and the larger epithermal system can be accurately interpreted from the seismic sections.

Executive Chairman’s Report
EVOLUTION MINING LTD ANNUAL REPORT 2014

Northern Star used the seismic method with great success to map deep structures down plunge from the mineralisation at Paulsen’s gold mine resulting in a new orebody being discovered. Seismic can map structures at depth and we anticipate utilising it extensively in our newly acquired operations in Western Australia. These operations have been consistent producers over time but to continue extending mine life’s as mining progresses to greater depths will need additional tools on top of traditional methods. We see seismic as one of the tools in our arsenal which will significantly extend the life of these assets.

Bill Beament, Executive Chairman
NORTHERN STAR

Asia Iron Australia found HiSeis Pty Ltd to be very professional in how they conducted their business from first engagement through to the review of the completed deliverables. Field Services were carried out in accordance with all appropriate safety considerations for the working conditions and environment, as well as complying fully with Asia Iron Australia’s policies and requirements.  Preliminary data from the first part of the test line was made available within a very short turn around which allowed Asia Iron Australia to make the decision to extend the survey to the 5 other planned lines.

Calem Smart
ASIA IRON AUSTRALIA

A high-resolution 3D seismic survey has now been completed over a 21 square kilometre area surrounding the Neves-Corvo mine. Preliminary results have clearly imaged the major Semblana deposit, verifying the effectiveness of this new tool in the search for blind massive sulphide deposits.

LUNDIN MINING NEWS – RELEASE TO THE TORONTO STOCK EXCHANGE, JULY 2011