Conducting UAV-based magnetic survey in Arkhangelsk Province, Russia Geoscan covered record linear kilometres in one day. The project aimed to search diamonds was run last October.
According to the technical task, our pilots needed to fly at two different altitudes with more than 3000 linear kilometres being covered. The specialists had to work at an accelerated rate in order to complete the project before winter winds and heavy rains began. Geoscan 401 Geophysics managed to cover 440 linear kilometres in one day. It was a record both for the company itself and other UAV users worldwide.
Dmitry Goglev, the Head of Geophysics Department at Geoscan, commented that "While planning our work earlier, we had considered that we could cover 250 linear kilometres in one day. But then we saw that this number might be almost doubled with proper equipment service and the right approach."
The data collected allowed calculating the first-order gradient of the magnetic field. It helped to detect the precise location of anomaly objects including those at great depths. They are supposed to be volcanic pipes — subterranean geological structures formed by the violent, supersonic eruption of deep-origin volcanoes.
These days our clients are conducting additional surveys. In the near future, verification of the data received will be carried out, and new deposits may be discovered.