RADIOLOGICAL SITE ASSESSMENT AT SUN ROSE CLAIM UTILIZING SCANPLOTSM TECHNOLOGY
35th Annual CNS Conference - 2015 May 31 - June 3


Presented at:
35th Annual CNS Conference
2015 May 31 - June 3
Location:
Saint John, Canada
Session Title:
1B2 - WMD - Radiation Monitoring

Authors:
H. Downey (Amec Foster Wheeler)
  

Abstract

ScanPlotSM gamma spectroscopy land survey system was utilized for the overland survey of uranium at the Sun Rose Claim in the Northwest Territories. The Sun Rose Claim is a former uranium exploration and previous investigations had identified uranium ore and waste rock. ScanPlotSM radiological scan surveys were performed utilizing a backpack system. ScanPlotSM platform utilized spectroscopy grade sodium iodide detectors configured for optimal spatial coverage and radiation detection. Survey locations were recorded using an on-board global positioning system (GPS). The radiological spectral data from the radiation detectors is automatically logged and linked with the GPS coordinates to an on-board computer to create isocontour figures using a color scale to represent radioactivity levels. The advantage of utilizing ScanPlotSM system for this assessment is that the nature and extent of uranium is provided without collecting and analyzing a large number of samples.

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