Helicopter Exp lo ration Costs In Northern Canada

CIM Bulletin, 1964

C. E. Gordon Brown Exploration Superintendent, Giant Yellowknife Mines Limited, Yellowknife, N.W.T.

Aircraft utilization, weather and cost data are given for t hree separate projects north of the sixtieth parallel in the Northwest Territories and the Yukon Territory. These operations, carried out by helicopter-equipped geological and prospecting parties, have cost $24 to $30 per square mile, depending principally on the distance from the base. They provide adequate s urface exploration of areas with 40 to 50 per cent rock outcrop. A good one-inch-to-one-mile geological map can be made.
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