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Discovering new mining deposits with big data

Following in the footsteps of tech firms like Amazon and Google, US mineralogists and scientists are experimenting with machine learning and big data to discover new, potentially lucrative mineral deposits. Heidi Vella speaks to the experts from the Deep Carbon Observatory to ask how their research might one day transform mineral exploration.

Cerro Moro Gold-Silver Mine, Santa Cruz Province

Cerro Moro gold-silver mine is located 70km south-west of the port of Puerto Deseado in Santa Cruz province, Argentina, covering 175km². Extorre Gold Mines (EGM), the owner and operator of the mine, was acquired by Yamana Gold in August 2012.

Digging Dolgellau: can gold mining be revived in North Wales?

Junior mining firm Alba Mineral Resources is starting exploration work in North Wales, in the hope of reviving gold mining operations that have been closed since the 1990s. Alba executive chairman George Frangeskides and technical director Howard Baker discuss the project and the company’s plans to bring commercial production back to the Dolgellau Gold Belt.

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