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Airborne Geophysical Survey – Sep to Oct

Published on Tuesday, 12 September 2023 at 3:29:26 PM

Chalice Mining will be undertaking an Airborne Geophysical Survey over granted exploration licences, commencing mid September 2023.  Areas to be surveyed include land in the east of the Shire of York.

 All Airborne Surveying undertaken is in line with Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) regulation including:

  • Flights 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. The Survey will be flown at a flying height of ~100 - 130 ft 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 the surveys over this time, please contact or 0487 371961, so they can work with you to avoid disrupting your land use.

The  ‘Exploration Explained’ information sheet prepared by the Association of Mining and Exploration Company (AMEC) provides more information.






For further queries, please contact: Chris Linnell, CEO. Email:  Tel: 9641 0500


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