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Tellus South West Conference

7 November

A representative attended a recent conference, hosted by the British Geological Survey, that outlined the ongoing Tellus Geophysical Survey of the southwest. You may have noticed the survey aircraft flying along survey lines running north to south over the region at 200 metre spacings.

The project includes a LiDAR (Light Radar) survey, airborne magnetic and radiometric surveying, soil and sediment sampling and analysis, and a soil and habitat survey of the region. The intention is to provide data on this geologically complex region that will enable better understanding of the natural resources available, as well as the hazards posed by and pressures on the natural environment.

The data will be freely available in raw format in the Spring of 2014. Wheal Jane Consultancy is looking forward to seeing the results and will be using this data to support our geotechnical, geo-environmental and mine risk assessments.