Tashota Resources Inc. (TRI) is pleased to announce that June 13, 2014 the company signed an agreement with PROSPECTAIR GEOSURVEYS INC. of Gatineau, Quebec to commence a helicopter-borne geophysical survey on its Hemlo South property during the week of July 1st.
Using a Eurocopter EC120 helicopter, Prospectair will conduct a magnetic (MAG), time-domain electromagnetic (TDEM) and spectrometric (SPEC) data survey over a distance of approximately 262 kilometres. This survey will be conducted within 1000 metres of the existing Barrick Gold Hemlo Williams Mine that along with the adjacent Golden Giant and David Bell Mines produced over 21 million ounces of gold within 1 kilometre of the Hemlo South property boundary, and Barrick Gold has published additional reserves plus resources of 2.9 million ounces, to the end of 2013.
The survey will cover the 3,517 acre Hemlo South Property using Prospectair’s Pico-Envirotec AGIS-XP system. The Airborne Geophysical Information System (AGIS-XP) is advanced, software driven instrument specifically designed for mobile aerial or ground geophysical survey work. The AGIS instrumentation package includes an advanced Satellite navigation (GPS), real-time flight path information that is displayed over a map image (BMP format) of the area, and reliable data acquisition software. Thanks to simple interfacing, the radar and barometric altimeters, the RSI spectrometer and the Geometrics magnetometer are easily integrated into the system and digitally recorded.
A soil geochemical survey in 1988 on the Hemlo South property, indicated gold values (analyzed by fire assay with AA finish) of up to 151 parts per billion (ppb) in soils. Background levels of gold in soil are quite high, suggesting a possible ice-transported anomaly from the main Hemlo gold deposits. However, the gold values increase systematically as the anomalous trend is followed to the west-southwest - away from the Hemlo deposits, strongly suggesting a gold source on the Hemlo South property itself.