Origin engages Zonge to perform MT surveys

Origin Minerals Exploration has engaged Zonge International to acquire Magnetotelluric (MT) data across its mineral holdings in all four basins.

MT is an electronic geophysical method for inferring the earth’s subsurface electrical conductivity. The passive geophysical method uses natural time variations of the Earth’s magnetic and electric fields to measure the electrical resistivity of the sub-surface.

Surveys range in depth from 300 meters below ground all the way down to 5,000 meters.

Zonge will deploy EMAP, which measures natural field data using an array-based system.

The survey will be able to capture readings below 3,000 meters (or 10,000 feet). Zonge is scheduled to begin work immediately and to continue until all four basins are complete.