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Airborne Geophysical Survey Of Karamoja Project

The ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has contracted Xcalibur Airborne Geophysics Company from Spain to conduct airborne geophysics mapping for Karamoja Region. The Survey Shall be conducted in three phases. That is;

Phase 1
1. Magnetic & Radiometric Survey in Karamoja Region (Block A) & Plan-Granitoid block (Block B). Characteristics of the survey:
Line spacing: 200 meters
Total line kilometers: 229,136
Estimated time: 6 months
Data acquisition, processing and interpretation

2. Gravity Survey in Karamoja Region. Characteristics of the Survey:
a. Line spacing: 2,000 meters
b. Total line kilometers: 21,499
c.Estimated time: 5 months
d.Data acquisition, processing and interpretation

Phase 2
Magnetic & Radiometric Survey in areas selected after Phase 1 (covering 40% of the blocks). Characteristics of the survey:

Line spacing: 200 meters (over target areas on previous grid resulting 100 m line space)
Total line kilometers: 85,996
Estimated time: 3 months
Data acquisition, processing and interpretation

2. Gravity Survey in Block A in areas selected after Phase 1 (covering 40% of the Region). Characteristics of the Survey:
Line spacing: 2,000 meters (over previous grid resulting 1,000 m line space)
Total line kilometers: 8,600
Estimated time: 2 months
Data acquisition, processing and interpretation

3. EM Survey in Block A & Block B in selected areas (covering 40% of the total area). EM survey is intended to identify potential resources in minerals, water & geothermal. Characteristics of the survey:

Phase 3

1. Regional Geochemical Campaign for Target Area (3,000 samples in target areas)
Line spacing: 200 meters
Total line kilometers: 88,825
Estimated time: 9 months
Data acquisition, processing and interpretation

2. Geological Mapping for Target Area, maps at 1:250,000 & 1:50,000

The project will also include the following services:

Training: Training on the job and training at Masters level to build capacity

Basic laboratory equipment for Karamoja Region
Independent external Data Quality Controller to be procured
Community sensitization actions (prior to the project and during the project)
Provide deliverables with Software and hardware for data management

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