DECEMBER 06, 2002
OMET ( Ontario Mineral Exploration Technologies )
OMET is an Ontario Government funded, four-year, $8-million program "to develop and test innovative mineral exploration technologies and methods."
Priority areas for research are:
- Techniques to find mineral resources in bedrock beneath conductive or thick overburden/bedrock which are common throughout Northern Ontario;
- Methods that will "see" through Paleozoic rocks to explore for mineral resources, including diamonds in underlying Precambrian rocks of the Hudson Bay and James Bay lowlands;
- Effective ways to utilize Ontario's Quaternary geology to explore for mineral resources buried in bedrock.
The program is administered jointly by the Ontario Geological Survey of the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines and the Mineral Exploration Research Centre at Laurentian University, Sudbury. It will run for 4 years, beginning in spring 2001 and concluding on March 31, 2004.