Almost five years of aeromagnetic surveying has been completed providing high quality geological data over parts of the South Island. This data is now freely available for download from the New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals (NZP&M) Online Exploration Database.
The aim of this work was to get better insights into the mineral potential of the South Island but may also provide insights into fault lines and information about aquifers and soils.
The data covers nine blocks, three in the Nelson/Marlborough region, one in the Murchison and five in the Southland/Otago region. A total of 180,060 line km were acquired during the project. This data is now available for download from the Online Exploration Database under mineral report MR5400.
The data has also been merged and processed with previous NZP&M and resource industry acquired data to form a Northern Mosaic and Southern Mosaic. These are now available for download from the Online Exploration Database under mineral reports MR5717 and MR5729, respectively.
All of this merged and processed data is available below as a single download for a limited time.
RASP - Regional airborne-geophysical survey