Australian-listed Comet Resources has turned to drones to find high-grade copper at its Barraba Copper Project in northern New South Wales, Australia. Comet Resources has tasked drone service Airborne Geo Exploration (AirGeoX) with the task.

The drones will be used to survey the selected area. Specifically, it will create a high-definition airborne magnetic survey. This type of survey is used to detect the differences in the Earth’s magnetic field, which results in different materials being in the ground below.

A specialist team will further analyze data collected from the drones to create target locations for further inspection and drilling. The surveying will start this month, with results expected within a few weeks after the drones land for the final time.

Comet Resources managing director Matthew O’Kane said:

“It is pleasing to acquire the specialist skills of AirGeoX and Mitre Geophysics as we pursue the encouraging results received from the recent initial…