“Once we see all the data in the one block model we have a clear 3d picture of our overall position. This allows us to plan our next move.“
- Mark Manly, Phoenix Copper.
Phoenix Copper floated on the Australian Stock Exchange in March 2008, intent on copper and gold exploration in the midnorth of South Australia. The company then had seven staff, five exploration licences and two exploration licence applications around Burra, Spalding and the Yorke Peninsula. Over the last three years this tenement package has grown to 18 exploration licences and three granted mining leases, and the company has moved from junior explorer to copper producer with 22 staff.
Phoenix Copper has set out to employ state of the art exploration tools including MapInfoDiscover, Maptek Vulcan and field portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysers to quickly evaluate its holdings. Using the portable XRF has allowed Phoenix Copper to identify the most prospective geochemical targets within each tenement. Linking the Nomad GPS and Palm size data ecorder running MapInfo-Discover to the XRFs has allowed real time data collection and viewing for the exploration geologist. Geophysical surveys and drilling follow the initial evaluation phase. Learn more about Phoenix Copper Limited