Community Notification

MAY 2022

Notification of AMR Survey May/June 2022

Notice to landholders in: Barfold, Redesdale, Mia Mia, Meadow Valley, Heathcote, Glenhope and Derrinal! Fosterville Gold Mine will be carrying out an Airborne Magnetic and Radiometric (AMR) Survey in your area on 1 June (weather permitting).

Below are DAILY FLIGHT PLANS, which will be updated as the survey progresses.
Please note! Forecasted weather conditions may disrupt planned activities and we will update the information below as soon as possible, if that occurs.

1 July 2022 Flight Plan: 

21-30 June 2022 Flight Plan: 

Mon, 20 June 2022 Flight Plan: 

Fri, 17 June 2022 Flight Plan: 

Wed, 15 June 2022 Flight Plan: 

Tues, 14 June 2022 Flight Plan: 

Thurs, 9 June 2022 Flight Plan:

Mon, 6 June 2022 Flight Plan:

Fri, 3 June 2022 Flight Plan:

Thurs, 2 June 2022 Flight Plan:

Wed, 1 June 2022 Flight Plan:

Please note: To see a map of the the full area included in the survey, please download the flyer below.


What is an AMR survey?
Airborne magnetic and radiometric surveys (AMR) measure the Earth’s magnetic field and naturally occurring radiation. Typically conducted using a fixed wing aircraft, specialist contractors utilise passive instruments (gamma ray spectrometer and magnetometer) attached to the aircraft to capture data. Geophysicists process this data, generating images that can be used to complement historic geological mapping and modelling.

Why use an AMR survey?
The AMR survey will enable geoscientists to map faults, soil types, iron rich rocks, old river channels, heavy mineral sands, sedimentary and volcanic rocks in areas where no other data is available, or where units are obscured by overlying material.

What’s involved in the AMR survey?
The fixed-wing aircraft (Cessna 210) will fly traverses at 50m intervals in an east-west direction, at a minimum height of 50m above the ground at speeds of up to 220km/h. The aircraft will fly in accordance with Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) regulations, and flying will only occur in favourable weather conditions.

What is the impact?
The expected impact from the aerial survey is minimal, as the activity will be conducted from the air, gathering a large amount of information in a relatively short time. There will be some short-term noise impacts, however any disturbance will be intermittent and transient as the aircraft passes over. The survey will not involve any ground disturbance.

How do I find out more?
Please send further enquiries to us via email: or by calling us on: 03 5439 9000.