Tellus Airborne Survey April 2017 Flight Plan: Mayo and Donegal

Tellus Airborne Survey April 2017 Flight Plan: The Tellus survey, managed by the Geological Survey Ireland, begins its 2017 flying season this week in the Mayo & Donegal regions, 19th – 26th April. Low-flying aircraft will survey northern County Mayo, and western County Donegal. This geological mapping project collects geophysical and geochemical data on rocks, soil and water across Ireland. Involving a low-flying plane equipped with state-of-the-art geophysical technology, the aircraft will be based at Sligo airport and traverse the skies of Mayo and Donegal into the autumn months (weather permitting). Survey activity will assist in understanding the local environment, soil management and natural resource potential for these counties. Previous phases of Tellus have prompted significant international interest in mineral exploration and provided information for more detailed radon risk maps by providing an up-to-date, comprehensive picture of the country’s geology. Data collected throughout the Tellus project is made freely available via www.tellus.ie

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