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  • A geologist’s hammer on top of a pile of heavily mineralized rocks.

    VerAI joins gallium, rare earths search

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated May 22, 2024

    U.S. Critical Materials leveraging AI-powered tech to maximize efficiency of outlining high-grade critical mineral deposits at Sheep Creek. Looking to quickly and efficiently expand upon the remarkably high-grade rare earths and gallium identified at Sheep Creek, US Critical Materials Corp. has forged a strategic alliance with VerAI Discoveries Inc. to leverage the power of artificial intelligence to explore its promising critical minerals project in southwestern Montana.... Full story

  • A breccia-style rock that shows varied types of rocks within.

    Arizona copper miner enlists AI power

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Mar 6, 2024

    Prismo Metals brings ExploreTech xFlare technology to world-class copper project Heating up its exploration endeavors at the company's Hot Breccia project in the heart of the great Arizona Copper Belt, Prismo Metals Inc. has enlisted the support of Exploration Technologies Inc.'s xFlare artificial intelligence technology to assess the potential of this world-class copper target. "The Hot Breccia project should be an ideal place to apply xFlare," said Prismo Metals President... Full story

  • Periodic table entry for lithium on a map of Africa, Asia, and Australia.

    KoBold on a four-continent lithium hunt

    K. Warner, Metal Tech News|Updated Jan 2, 2024

    Silicon Valley-based KoBold Metals is using the latest machine learning technology to expand its search for lithium across four continents that includes projects in the United States, Canada, Australia, South Korea, and Zambia. KoBold's interest in lithium began in Canada, where the high-tech mineral exploration company, backed by funding from Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and others, detected this critical battery metal near Glencore's Raglan nickel mine in northern Quebec. The...

  • EarthLabs and ALS Minerals company logos.

    EarthLabs sells AI-driven GoldSpot to ALS

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Dec 13, 2022

    In a surprising turn, EarthLabs Inc., previously GoldSpot Discoveries Corp., has sold its recently established ExplorTech Division to ALS Ltd. As part of the C$24 million transaction, including C$6 million in assumed liabilities, the newly formed ALS GoldSpot Discoveries, a subsidiary of ALS Limited, will now be heading the artificial intelligence mineral exploration that got EarthLabs where it is today. "The closing of the ExplorTech Division sale marks the beginning of an...

  • Computer graphics for AI, machine learning, data mining, and related topics.

    Minerva selling AI-driven geo division

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Dec 13, 2022

    Seequent, the geodata company that offers powerful earth modeling solutions such as the Leapfrog Geo 3D modeling software for mining and mineral exploration, has added an artificial intelligence-driven geological modeling tool to its portfolio. Seequent's parent company, Bentley Systems Inc., acquired the geological division of Minerva Intelligence Inc., an AI software company that has developed tools for climate risk evaluation and geological modeling, for C$1 million...

  • A vintage photograph of the now ghost town Grand Forks in Yukon, Canada.

    Minerva AI case study for Klondike Gold

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Oct 3, 2022

    Continuing a trend of supporting mineral exploration with its cutting-edge artificial intelligence and machine learning software, Minerva Intelligence Inc. has carried out a case study on the Lone Star gold zone on Klondike Gold Corp.'s Eldorado property in the Dawson Creek Mining District of Yukon, Canada. Evaluated using Minerva's DRIVER software, Klondike Gold says it was extremely impressed with the results. "The close agreement between DRIVER's model extents and...

  • Crew inspects the ground for mineralization at MacDonald Mines SPJ Gold project.

    EarthLabs predicts mineral targets at SPJ

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Sep 13, 2022

    EarthLabs Inc., the newly formed holding company that now encompasses GoldSpot Discoveries Corp., announced that the use of its artificial intelligence has successfully assisted MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd. to intercept copper, gold, and silver with recent drilling at the high-priority Alwyn target in Ontario, Canada. You can read about the company's restructuring under EarthLabs at GoldSpot forms EarthLabs for mining tech in the July 22, 2022, edition of Metal Tech News....

  • A high-tech pickaxe, representing artificial intelligence in the mining sector.

    GoldSpot forms EarthLabs for mining tech

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Aug 2, 2022

    As it continues to focus on leveraging artificial intelligence and data science to transform the mineral discovery process, GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. is reorganizing under EarthLabs Inc., a holding company that will encompass GoldSpot's portfolio assets and new corporate mission to create, acquire, and manage market-leading technology businesses in the resource exploration and development sectors. "To date, there is no doubt that GoldSpot has thrived in the mining sector...

  • GoldSpot Discoveries AI artificial intelligence machine learning mining

    A year of dynamic growth for GoldSpot

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    A leading technology company that leverages machine learning and data science to transform the way mineral deposits are discovered and defined, GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. says 2021 was a pivotal year marked by corporate milestones and client success that sets the stage for its 2022 development strategy. "2021 was truly a transformational year of dynamic growth for GoldSpot," said GoldSpot Discoveries President Denis Laviolette. "Our acquisitions solidified our commitment to...

  • Jaguar Mining Minerva Intelligence DRIVER artificial intelligence AI SaaS LEO

    Jaguar Mining impressed with DRIVER AI

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    Looking to increase the speed and accuracy of establishing drill targets on its gold properties in Brazil, Jaguar Mining Inc. has signed a license for long-term use of Minerva Intelligence Inc.'s DRIVER, a proprietary artificial intelligence-driven product developed to allow mining companies to better understand and evaluate drill data to pinpoint superior targets, geometallurgical domains, and more through 3D modeling. "Jaguar is committed to embracing new technologies to...

  • GoldSpot Discoveries AI artificial intelligence Nevada Aura Western Exploration

    GoldSpot breaks into Nevada mining fields

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. Jan. 31 announced it has been engaged by Western Exploration Inc. to apply its proprietary machine learning and geoscience expertise at the Aura gold-silver project in Northern Elko County, Nevada. Located just 32 kilometers (20 miles) north of First Majestic Silver Corp.'s Jerritt Canyon mine, Western Exploration's 6,000-hectare (12,825 acres) Aura project hosts three separate deposits – Doby George, Gravel Creek, and Wood Gulch. "Mineral e...

  • Blue Star Gold GoldSpot Discoveries Gold'n Futures Mineral Corp. map AI Lithium

    GoldSpot in high demand for AI exploration

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    Blue Star Gold Corp. is among the latest in a rapidly growing list of mineral exploration companies leveraging the machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities offered by GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. As the largest stakeholder along the High Lake Greenstone belt in Nunavut, Canada, Blue Star's Ulu, Hood River and Roma projects cover more than 40 high-grade gold occurrences over a 50-kilometer (31 mile) strike, with a majority of the two former projects being...

  • Razor Labs BHP Group Israel artificial intelligence AI DataMind pilot program

    Israeli AI firm enters Aussie mining sector

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    As one of the world's largest suppliers of natural resources, Australian mines employ close to 150 thousand workers and generate hundreds of billions of dollars worth of commodities the globe relies on. To make this supply of minerals and metals smoother, safer, and more efficient, Australia's largest mining company has turned to the artificial intelligence solutions offered by Razor Labs to transform its mining machines into smart machines. Founded in 2016, Israel-based...

  • GoldSpot Discoveries Ridgeline Canada British Columbia Peter Dueck portfolio

    GoldSpot adds geo business and expertise

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    Keeping up with its recent momentum, AI expert GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Ridgeline Exploration Services Inc., a privately held geological and logistical field services firm based in Kelowna, British Columbia. The acquisition will bolster GoldSpot's in-house geoscience capabilities and provide consistent, high-caliber input for the company's advanced artificial intelligence solutions. Founded in 2014 by two independent...

  • GoldSpot Discoveries Opawica Explorations AI artificial intellgence Abitibi map

    GoldSpot inks largest client deal to date

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. June 16 announced a service agreement with Opawica Explorations Inc. to assist in the exploration of the mining junior's projects in the Quebec Abitibi Greenstone Belt and Central Newfoundland. "GoldSpot was born from an exhaustive pilot project generated from the decades of data collected on the Quebec Abitibi belt. As such, it is with great pleasure that we now announce our largest deal this year inclusive of additional royalty and royalty options...

  • Minerva Intelligence Giga Metals TARGET AI Brazil copper Parnaiba artificial

    Minerva maps Brazil, prospective TARGETs

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Minerva Intelligence Inc. announced Feb. 19, the successful implementation of its TARGET software for Giga Metals Corp., with prospectivity results compiled for its Parnaiba Basin copper project in Brazil, leading to the decision to acquire new exploration permits. Minerva, finding success in its artificial intelligence-driven suite of mineral exploration software and services, was enlisted by fellow Canadian Giga Metals to use its expertise to determine new prospective...

  • Pretium Resources Brucejack Golden Marmot Triangle Canada GoldSpot Discoveries

    Pretium leverages AI to drill bonanza gold

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Nov 9, 2021

    Artificial intelligence and machine learning have provided Pretium Resources Inc. with a cutting-edge in discovering new high-grade gold deposits that could extend the life of its Brucejack Mine in British Columbia's famed Golden Triangle. Before the start of a 2021 drill program seeking new high-grade gold deposits at Brucejack, Pretium employed the services of GoldSpot Discoveries Corp., a technology company that leverages the power of machine learning to help mineral... Full story

  • GoldSpot Discoveries acquisition CEO.CA Geotic AI artificial intelligence

    GoldSpot to acquire CEO.CA and Geotic

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Aug 24, 2021

    Leading artificial intelligence company GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. announced Aug. 16 not one, but two planned acquisitions to bolster the rapidly growing firm, continuing its incredible pace to transform the mineral discovery process using advanced machine learning. Included in its acquisition spree, GoldSpot entered into a definitive agreement with Spiel Technologies Ltd. and Pacific Website Company Inc. to purchase CEO.CA Technologies Ltd. CEO.CA owns and operates a leading... Full story