Minerva to give Clarity Gold AI viewpoint
DRIVER will sift through loads of historic Destiny gold data Metal Tech News - June 10, 2021
Last updated 6/10/2021 at 12:03pm
Artificial intelligence company Minerva Intelligence Inc. June 9 announced a service contract with Clarity Gold Corp. to apply its proprietary DRIVER technology to explore Clarity's Destiny project in the Abitibi gold belt region in southeastern Canada.
Since the first discovery of gold in the late 1800s, the Abitibi Greenstone Belt that extends some 450 kilometers (280 miles) across the Quebec-Ontario border has produced up to 180 million ounces of gold.
Located approximately 75 kilometers (46 miles) northeast of Val d'Or, the road-accessible Destiny project lies along the 400-kilometer- (250 miles) long Chicobi Deformation Zone, a major structural break that is largely underexplored in the region.
According to a historical calculation, the DAC deposit at Destiny hosts 10.8 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 1.05 grams per metric ton (360,000 ounces) gold; plus 8.3 million metric tons of inferred resource averaging 0.92 g/t (247,000 oz) gold.
Acquired by Clarity late last year, the Canadian miner has bitten off a monumental piece of Canadian mining history, so getting their ducks in a row for an appropriate mineral exploration strategy can only be a daunting task.
With Minerva entering the scene, utilizing its advanced AI algorithms, what could have been several years of work may be shaved down to months.
"As the drill program progresses, our team has been diligently compiling and processing the historic data on the Destiny project which includes over 50,000 meters of drilling," said James Rogers, CEO of Clarity Gold. "The DRIVER AI analysis will enable our team to further unlock the value of this extensive dataset as we continue advancing the Destiny project."
Delivering insights not influenced by human bias, Minerva's DRIVER software can identify critical multi-element zones from drilling results for exploration by cross-referencing data and comparing it to similar geological anomalies.
DRIVER can also spatially evaluate all the elements typically returned by modern laboratories, not simply the elements of direct economic interest, which is a key advantage offered by the AI software.
Work that typically would be too time-consuming and complicated to be carried out by project geologists can be done with DRIVER to compare identified geochemical exploration vectors to its database of hundreds of past and present mines around the world and identify those most similar to the explored target sets DRIVER and Minerva apart from any other method seen in history.
The resulting similarity rankings can then provide reliable, explainable models upon which geologists can build their exploration strategies.
"This contract with Clarity is a testament to the effectiveness of our AI technology in the domain of mineral prospecting," said Minerva Intelligence CEO Scott Tillman. "Clarity is very confident in our DRIVER technology after conducting due diligence on our past projects, and Minerva is looking forward to quickly delivering valuable insights into the Destiny project drilling data."