Exploration company QEM says it has engaged Velseis Pty Ltd to carry out a 22 km 2D seismic programme for the project site at Julia Creek in Queensland’s resource rich, NW mining precinct.
QEM envisages the programme will commence on site within two months, subject to satisfactory weather conditions.
Velseis is an Australia seismic exploration company providing a fully integrated range of seismic technologies, according to QEM. “Velseis has built a reputation as the leading Australian contractor in this field, with over 25 years of experience throughout the Asia-Pacific region,” the company said, adding it provides contracting services for coal, mineral and hydrocarbon exploration.
QEM said the seismic programme will provide the information required to give greater certainty to the existing geological and resource models at Julia Creek. This information will also feed into future studies and mine design.
“Better understanding the location and type of any geological structures within the project area will also assist in the design of the company’s forthcoming drilling campaign, targeted for Q2 (June quarter) 2019,” it said.
QEM’s exploration tenements in the Julia Creek area form part of the vast Toolebuc Formation, recognised as one of the largest deposits of vanadium and oil shale in the world, according to the company.