The USASK team, led by Dr. Zoltan Hajnal, PhD (GeoPh) will be analyzing shear wave data in conjunction with other datasets, which is an innovative approach to seismic interpretation in the Athabasca Basin.
commented "Several of the seismic profiles at Keefe Lake
show anomalous basement structures, comparable to features of known prominent mineral deposits such as McArthur River and Shea Creek.
The objective of the investigation is to detect indicators of mineralization within these anomalous structural settings.
The intent of the analysis is to exploit both P and S waves of surface seismic surveys to determine the above anomalous spatial petrophysical properties of rocks within a larger area of interest.
Dr. Hajnal is a leading expert in the application of seismic methods in uranium exploration and is credited, amongst many accomplishments, with having analyzed seismic data at Rio Tinto's Roughrider Project (former Hathor Exploration), contributing to its discovery, and with providing better definition of subsurface structures at MacArthur River, the richest uranium mine in the world.
will hopefully help prove our Keefe theories out, and launch Athabasca Uranium
to becoming a world-class uranium company."
The USASK Geophysics
The USASK Geophysics
team is led by Dr. Hajnal
, a Ph.D. in Geophysics with a fifty-year history of studying and employing geophysics world-wide.
His professional career in geophysical interpretation began with Chevron Standard in 1963, and his recent implementation of modern applied seismology in the Athabasca Basin has led to recognition of the immense importance of spatial understanding of basement structures, and their originating lithospheric processes in selection of exploration area and subsequent drilling targets.
USASK laboratory are involved in the adaptation of more effective data acquisition systems in the rugged environment of the basin and development of data-specific signal enhancement software systems.
has also recently led the geophysical team at Athabasca Uranium
to reanalyze the HD seismic and airborne AeroTem data for Keefe Lake