A proven methodology with a short deployment cycle
Mapping using existing data
We start by collecting project data, which includes: topographical and geological maps; water well records and hydrochemical analyses on or near the project area; and any other client objectives and requirements.
Mapping of lineaments and analysis of fracture traces
This is followed by lineament mapping and fracture trace analysis to determine faults, fissures and fracture zones in the project area. These remote steps, which typically take around two weeks, provide the exploration team with a set of data and maps for them to take targeted action when they go to the field.
Radiometric counting by gamma ray scintillation
We then use an easy-to-deploy geophysical system for the survey of large areas, based on radiometric counting by gamma-ray scintillation, which allows us to verify surveys remotely by field data, by driving a motorized vehicle or a Mountain biking, on foot and even by drone.
Acoustic resonance profiling
We then select potential areas for passive seismic surveys that quickly provide rapid 2D and 3D acoustic profiles of subsurface lithology to reveal formations and structures with high groundwater potential.
Drilling and realization of the well
During the exploration phase, we advise the client on the choice of the optimal drilling rig - preferably a dual rotary (RD) rig like the Foremost, or a standard rotary air hammer with a powerful compressor capable of drilling at 100 % in the air. If local conditions are reasonable, most boreholes can be completed in a day or two!