** This notice has been provided by VHM Limited
VHM Limited will undertake an Airborne Geophysical survey within Exploration Licence Areas EL006664, EL006666, EL006769, EL006895, EL006915, EL006923 & RL006806 which cover much of the Rural City of Swan Hill and the Gannawarra and Buloke Shire.
What is an Airborne Geophysical survey?
The survey is completed using a fixed wing aircraft with specialist magnetic sensing instrumentation that measures extremely small variations in the Earth’s natural magnetic field.
Magnetic variations within the different rock types are used to map the underlying geology to help predict the location of buried minerals.
When will the survey occur?
The survey is expected to commence in early June and it should take 3-4 weeks to complete, weather and COVID-19 restrictions permitting.
What is the impact of the survey?
The survey will only occur during daylight hours and there will be some very short-term noise impacts with the aircraft flying at speeds of up to 220km/hr.
The airborne survey is passive and does not emit any signals, and any noise from the aircraft experienced by people and livestock will be very brief.
There will be no photography or video conducted during the survey.
What is involved in the airborne survey?
The fixed wing aircraft will fly in an east-west direction across 100m intervals over the survey area.
The aircraft will fly at a nominal ground clearance of 25m rising up to 300m above townships and houses.
Flying will only occur during the day and in favorable weather conditions and the survey will not involve any ground disturbance.
How do I find out more?
If you have any questions about the survey or would like to know more about VHM Limited and our mineral exploration programs please visit our website at www.vhmltd.com.au