Auracle Structure Study
In the fall of 2017 the CopperBank started discussions with Auracle to complete a remote sensing study over its large Alaskan portfolio, approximately 26 by 13 kilometres in size. Auracle is a geospatial technology company that has developed a world-class system that transforms geospatial data captured from satellites, drones and aircraft into high-resolution visual information about the earth. Auracle’s technology and mapping suite combines radar and optical satellite data to penetrate vegetation, ground cover, water, ice, rocks and soils.
Auracle built a 3D Radar Model defining surface and near surface structures over the prospective areas of the two projects totalling 250 square kilometres. Using its exclusive algorithms, Auracle extracted strike and dip measurements of the different interpreted structures and produced a series of maps including apparent resistivity, digital elevation model and structure analysis. This new information will help CopperBank’s technical team to design future exploration programs for both projects. The zones of high fracturing are of particular interest as they reflect ground preparation to mineralization and possible subjacent intrusion. The shallow dips of the structures will also be the object of field verification as this could have an impact on the resource model until now believed to be mainly vertical.