Understanding the Capabilities of Airborne Geophysical Surveys

Realizing the Capabilities of Airborne Geophysical Surveys

Airborne surveys make it possible for companies to efficiently and quickly acquire detailed geophysical data over large areas of interest. An aircraft with specialized sensors passes over a large area and detects important readings pertaining to the magnetic, electromagnetic, radiometric or gravity geophysical properties in the area. This type of geophysical information is incredibly valuable for mining or petroleum exploration companies because these readings can be analyzed to identify the presence of valuable commodities in the subsurface.
Airborne surveys greatly increase the convenience and efficiency in which a company can accurately survey a large area. It requires much less time and manpower to produce incredibly high resolution and accurate results which are extremely important to the continued livelihood of mineral and petroleum exploration companies. Different types of engineering and archaeological research companies also stand to benefit from the cost-effective mapping analysis that is possible with airborne geophysical surveys.

The Best Airborne Geophysical Surveys

Reputable airborne survey companies such as Terraquest Ltd. use multiple types of technologies, sensors and survey methods in order to provide the most comprehensive and accurate geophysical mapping possible. Having access to multiple types of readings from the survey makes it possible for more thorough analysis of the geological composition of the subsurface and better identification of the different types of minerals and other commodities that are present.

Specialists in Airborne Geophysical Surveys


Terraquest was established in 1984 and since then, our dedicated team has flown over 1,500 airborne geophysical surveys using both fixed wing and helicopter platforms.  Our professional crews provide significant experience having carried out airborne magnetic, gravity, gamma ray spectrometry, and electromagnetics on five continents.  Our quality data sets have been utilized in the exploration for base and precious metals, kimberlite, hydrocarbons, uranium, rare earth minerals and water. The company has performed exemplary surveys for both small and large exploration groups as well as many government agencies.  References can be provided upon request.    Visit www.terraquest.ca.

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