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Contact Gold Exploration Aerial Photogrammetry

  • Client: Contact Gold
  • Location: Pinion Mountain Range – Elko NV
  • Service: Aerial Mapping – Photogrammetry
  • Deliverables: Triangular Irregular Network of Points, Georectified Ortho imagery, Ridge & Flow 3D lines
  • Area Size: 18,000 Acres
  • Accuracy: 2′ Contours

Contact Gold is a mineral exploration firm, and was investigating three different areas in the Pinion Mountain Range near Elko, NV.  Pony Creek was the largest area, approx. 18,000 acres.  Mapping such a large area with relief upwards of 4,000′ was a challenge, however Farr West was able to complete the work in three days by flying two fixed wing drones simultaneously.  To our knowledge, in 2015 it was the largest area mapped for private commercial enterprise with a drone in the United States.


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