Tellus employs a low-flying aircraft to collect geophysical information on the properties of soils, rocks and waters below gound. Flying at 60 m, the aircraft is able to sense geological properties not apparent from conventional mapping techniques, effectively ‘seeing through’ Ireland’s often deep glacial deposits and extensive peat and soil cover. This method of acquisition is the most rapid and cost-effective means of acquiring regional-scale geophysical data for supporting geological mapping, mineral exploration, radon risk mapping and geothermal energy exploration.
After the successful completion of the waterford block April/May 2016 the airborne survey is currently in Co. Galway, southern Co. Mayo and neighbouring parts of Roscommon, Offaly, Clare and Tipperary and scheduled to finish in mid Autumn 2016. This survey follows on from the successful Eastern Ireland survey, Tellus Border and North Midlands surveys. Results of these surveys are available to view and download free of charge on our data page.