K.C.M. Nyalugwe, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development of the Republic of Zambia, recently announced the award of a contract for a 500,000-square-kilometer airborne magnetic and gamma ray survey for geological mapping. The contract was awarded to GeoMetrics, an international geophysical instrument and services company with headquarters in Palo Alto, California.
The contract covers an aerial survey program for the Geological Survey of Zambia. GeoMetrics will collect aeromagnetic and airborne gamma ray spectrometer data in digital form over the entire central African nation. The data will be computer processed and mapped by GeoMetrics, and the results will be integrated with data from Zambia's countrywide geochemical and geological mapping program.