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Athabasca Uranium to Carry Out SEMM Downhole Geophysical Survey at Keefe Lake

Athabasca Uranium has announced that the company has contracted SEMM Logging in order to carry out a modern downhole geophysical survey at its Keefe Lake uranium project.

The planned geophysical survey will include a suite of logs, which also comprise dual induction, optical televiewer, spectral gamma, triple receiver full-wave sonic, focused resistivity and uranium content, and this survey will offer information to help create the project’s detailed sub-surface model. AU2012-08 is the initial inspection hole drilled to 552 m of depth.

In addition, the University of Saskatchewan Seismology Department has been contracted again to examine and interpret all the holes drilled at the Keefe Lake along with all available surface geophysical and geological information obtained from the immediate borehole areas, which include data from the present SEMM survey. The final interpretation will result in the Keefe Lake alteration zone’s detailed three dimensional modeling and suggestions for next drilling phase.

Sonic borehole survey carried out by SEMM will have specific interest in the seismic investigation of the company, as various rocks’ responses at depth are measured to acoustic wave vibrations. The data integration together with the surface seismic information is effective in detecting direct depth and regional rock type and indicating fractures and alteration related with particular types of rocks. Mineralization has been potentially shown through these combined properties.

Source: http://www.athabascauranium.com/

G.P. Thomas

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Gary graduated from the University of Manchester with a first-class honours degree in Geochemistry and a Masters in Earth Sciences. After working in the Australian mining industry, Gary decided to hang up his geology boots and turn his hand to writing. When he isn't developing topical and informative content, Gary can usually be found playing his beloved guitar, or watching Aston Villa FC snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

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