Recent News

Sander Geophysics Returns to Ireland

April 2017 - Sander Geophysics is back in Ireland as part of the Geological Survey of Ireland´s ongoing Tellus project.  SGL´s de Havilland Twin Otter (registration C-GSGF) will be flying at 60 m over western County Donegal and northern County Mayo gathering over 45,000 line kilometres of magnetic, radiometric and electromagnetic data.  Dr James Hodgson, Geophysics Programme Manager for Tellus stated: "By late 2017, we expect to have surveyed 50% of Ireland — with the resulting information helping us to better understand the local environment, soil management and natural resource potential for Donegal."

Tellus 'Takes Flight' Over Donegal and Mayo, 20 April 2017

Horizontal Component Gravity Data Released from SGL´s Australian AIRGrav Survey

April 2017 - Another gravity data product has been released from Sander Geophysics´ recently completed AIRGrav survey in the East Kimberley area of Western Australia.  Datasets of the horizontal gravity components are now available for free download, allowing for analysis of the full x, y, z gravity field.  In addition to providing the highest resolution and accuracy, SGL´s AIRGrav is the only airborne gravimeter capable of measuring the horizontal components.  The horizontal component data complement the vertical gravity data released on 23 February 2017, and can be used to provide an estimate of the variation of the gravity vector and gradient tensor over the survey area.

East Kimberley 2016 aerogravity survey — horizontal component data

GSWA ( enewsletter edition 69 - 20 April 2017

Australian AIRGrav Data are Released

February 2017 - The Government of Western Australia is making available over 35,000 lkm of AIRGrav data acquired by SGL at the end of 2016, in the East Kimberley area.  The survey was flown with one of SGL´s Cessna Grand Caravans and data were acquired with Sander Geophysics´ industry leading AIRGrav system.  The data were fully processed by SGL and are available as point data, grids and georeferenced images.

Geophysical data releases — Thursday 23 February 2017

GSWA ( enewsletter edition 67 - 16 February 2017

SGL Prepares for Next Phase of Tellus in Ireland

February 2017 - Sander Geophysics will soon be back in Ireland flying the next phase of the airborne portion of the Tellus project over counties Donegal and Mayo.  This season over 40,000 lkm of data will be acquired using SGL's multi-parameter platform, which includes the high resolution SGFEM four frequency electromagnetic system.  Director of Geological Survey Ireland, Koen Verbruggen, reveals the importance of the project:  “Tellus continues to unearth significant discoveries in relation to the geological composition of Ireland.  By using the latest technology, the next phase of the survey will be delving deep into the environment and natural resources of two regions which are home to some of the oldest rocks in the country.”

Tellus 'Takes Off' this Spring

Donegal News (, February 15, 2017

Tellus 'Takes Off' this Spring

Tellus (, February 15, 2017

SGL Survey Data Used to Target New Exploration Program in Malawi

February 2017 - Mkango Resources has announced its upcoming exploration program in Malawi.  The company said that it will follow up anomalies identified from the World Bank funded nationwide airborne geophysical survey that SGL flew in 2013-14.  The airborne survey involved the acquisition of over 440,000 line kilometres of high resolution magnetic and radiometric data, as well as gravity data over selected areas.  Mkango stated that uranium and the associated tantalum and niobium are the primary focus but lithium potential will also be evaluated.

Mkango Resources surges as it announces exploration programme at Thambani, February 2, 2017

Mkango to Commence 2017 Work Programme on its Thambani Uranium Project in Malawi, February 2, 2017

SGL Acquired West-Central British Columbia Data Show Mineral Potential

January 2017 - High resolution magnetic and radiometric data from the Search II Project flown by Sander Geophysics were released at Roundup 2017.  According to Geoscience BC, the results show potential for new copper, silver and molybdenum deposits.  Search Phase II airborne magnetic and radiometric survey data are now available from Geoscience BC.

Geoscience BC to release results from largest airborne geophysical survey indicating potential for new copper, silver, molybdenum in west-central B.C., January 23, 2017

Roundup 2017: Geoscience BC showcases new mag survey, January 30, 2017

SGL Survey Results to be Released by Geoscience BC at Roundup

January 2017 - Geoscience BC has announced that they will be releasing magnetic and radiometric survey data acquired and processed by Sander Geophysics.   According to the news release, the results from the Search Phase II area will be released at the Mineral Exploration Roundup in Vancouver on January 24th, and fully processed digital data will also be available for download from the Geoscience BC website.  Sander Geophysics flew the 116,345 line kilometer survey using three of its Cessna Grand Caravans, all identically equipped with wingtip and tail magnetometers, as well as gamma-ray spectrometers.

Geoscience BC at Mineral Exploration Roundup 2017, January 17, 2017

Sander Geophysics' SGFEM System Helps Find Gold in Ireland

December 2016 - Playfair Mining reports that gold has been found in structures that were mapped by Sander Geophysics' SGFEM frequency domain electromagnetic system.  The SGFEM data were acquired as part of the 2011-2012 campaign of the multi-year Tellus Project for the Geological Survey of Ireland.  According to Playfair, limited drilling has taken place in a fault zone imaged by the SGFEM data, and gold was discovered in the bedrock.  SGL will start flying the next stage of the Tellus Project in the spring of 2017.

Playfair has discovered a large gold-bearing zone at Cloonacool, December 6, 2016